Luohe Yinge Tissue Paper has responded to customer demand after it started up NipcoFlex T shoe presses in two tissue lines supplied by Voith.

General manager ShiJin Zhang said the investment means the company can “consolidate and expand our position in the Chinese market”.

He said: “We are now in a position to meet the increasing requirements of our customers regarding quality and quantity and have thus achieved our aim.”

In 2012, Voith delivered two identical lines for the production of tissue paper in a basis weight range of 12–30g/m2 to Luohe Yinge Tissue Paper to China.

The lines include the entire stock preparation, the wet end process and the tissue machines, from the headbox to the reel.

QiFeng Wang, Luohe Yinge Tissue Paper vice general manager, said: “After this most recent investment we can obtain a dry content after the press which is 5% higher than with conventional technologies.

“Thus we save 20% of thermal energy in the dryer section.”

Luohe Yinge Tissue Paper was founded 20 years ago in the province of Henan, China.

The Voith tissue machines are designed for an operating speed of 1,900m/min and to produce 60,000tpy.

The investment means the company can consolidate and expand its position in the Chinese market