Indonesia’s Sun Paper Source has successfully put into operation its new VTM 1. Based at the company’s plant in Sukoanyar, the machine reached an operating speed of 1,600m/min three days after start-up.

Supplied by Voith it is the first machine in Asia to feature a NipcoFlex T shoe press combined with a Steel Yankee cylinder and a steam heated high-performance hood.

Delivery included the approach flow system, the vacuum system, the VTM 1 tissue machine with a wire width of 2,860mm, together with auxiliary equipment, MCS, DCS and QCS.

Voith said the VTM 1 with shoe press, Steel Yankee and high-performance hood has a very energy-efficient design.

The company said: “It allows high operating speeds and problem-free operation. In comparison with conventional press rolls, the dry content after the press with NipcoFlex T technology is up to 5% higher. That means that up to 20% of the thermal energy can be saved.”

PT Sun Paper Source is one of the leading paper manufacturers in Indonesia.