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Nine Dragons Paper Orders Three Voith Paper Machines; the Southwest Headquarters of Nine Dragons Paper Smart Packaging will be Put into Operation by the End of June

GPMA Editor team

June 1, 2021

Recently, Voith, a paper equipment manufacturer, announced that it had received orders from Nine Dragons Paper to deliver three XcelLine paper machines for the production of high-strength kraftliners and white kraftliners.

Nine Dragons Paper is the biggest manufacturer of packaging paper in China, and the launch of three new production lines will further strengthen its position as a leader in the packaging paper sector. The three paper machines are scheduled to be put into operation between 2022 and 2023.

The three paper machines ordered have the same specifications, with a daily capacity of up to 2,400 metric tons each and a production speed of 1,400 meters per minute. Based on the data, the maximum annual capacity of a single machine can reach 800,000 tons.

In order to meet the high-standard production requirements of Nine Dragons Paper, the components of the paper machines are extremely high-performing and robust. The elaborate former design of the machines, which are equipped with a DuoFormer DII E, allows for the required speed with high basis weights at the same time. The press sections each feature a Triple NipcoFlex press, which ensures excellent surface smoothness of white kraftliners. Due to the double unwind configuration and a fully automated full reel change, the high-performance TwinDrive winder enables fast and efficient winding and thereby ensures a winder capacity that is up to 20 percent higher than conventional unwinding systems.

Voith did not disclose exactly where the three paper machines will be installed. According to the information that has been made public, Nine Dragons Paper will have new papermaking projects in Jingzhou(in Hubei province), Beihai(in Guangxi province), and Shenyang(in Liaoning province).

Ordering paper machines to increase production is Nine Dragons Paper’s big move to further consolidate its leading position in the market. Moreover, the Southwest Headquarters of Nine Dragons Paper Smart Packaging has also entered the trial production phase, committed to building an intelligent boutique packaging manufacturing base up to the Industry 4.0 Standard.

On May 28, the construction of the Southwest Headquarters of Nine Dragons Paper Smart Packaging completed and the project entered the trial production phase. It is estimated that the project will start operation at the end of June.

Nine Dragons Packaging (Chengdu) Co., Ltd., which belongs to Nine Dragons Global (China) Investment Group Co., Ltd., was established in August 2018. The company is located in European Industrial City, Qingbaijiang District, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province.

According to a source familiar with the building of the Southwest Headquarters of Nine Dragons Paper Smart Packaging, as of now, the construction of cardboard workshops, the main structure of carton workshops and dormitory buildings has been completed. Waste paper workshops has been fully completed and are expected to go into full production at the end of June this year. The annual output of corrugated cardboard and corrugated boxes is expected to be about 24,000,000 square meters, and the project is expected to reach an annual output value of about ¥1.4 billion.

The project is invested and constructed by Nine Dragons Packaging (Dongguan) Co., Ltd., with a total investment of $150 million, covering an area of ​​200 mu (approximately 32.95 acres). It will build two corrugated cardboard production lines, one set of fully automatic logistics conveying system and tens sets of environmentally-friendly printing machines, and set up the Southwest Headquarters of Settlement Center.

Nine Dragons Paper introduces leading international technologies and large intelligent equipment, applies an advanced SAP system management platform, and pursues constant innovation. The base is targeted at producing high-strength corrugated board as well as high-strength corrugated boxes by adopting Fosber production lines imported from Italy, with products featuring high breaking strength and stable performance.

The project is committed to building an intelligent boutique packaging manufacturing base up to Industry 4.0 Standards, and is a supporting project for the import and export of Chengdu Railway Port, with products covering the western region of China.

It is also reported that the Trading and Service Center for Public Resources of Qingbaijiang District, Chengdu City, successfully completed the sale of the land use right of a state-owned construction land to Nine Dragons Packaging (Chengdu) Co., Ltd. on May 19 this year, with a transaction area of 200.0324 mu (approximately 32.95 acres). The area will be built into the Southwest Headquarters of Nine Dragons Paper Smart Packaging and its manufacturing base.