Asia Symbol’s recent showcase of its paperboard product innovations earned praise from industry attendees.
A recent exhibition event held by Asia Symbol Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd., offered fellow industry professionals a close-up look at the company’s innovative packaging and containers. The 2014 Asia Symbol Showcase on Paperboard Products for Food Packaging demonstrated the company’s ingenuity and technological skill in building its liquid packaging board production line, as well as other initiatives.
One of the companies that makes up Indonesian businessman Sukanto Tanoto’s RGE Group of natural resources-based manufacturing firms, Asia Symbol has served as a leader in the pulp and paper industry in the Shandong and Guangdong provinces in China for close to a decade. Its plant in the city of Rizhao represents the largest single pulp production line in the world. Asia Symbol’s annual production capacity is set at more than one million tons of pulp product each year, and at hundreds of thousands of tons of paperboard and fine paper annually, with distribution in more than 20 countries.
At Asia Symbol’s exhibition, which took place at Rizhao’s Landbridge Jinjiang Hotel, corporate representatives from across China were able not only to admire new products, but to learn more about the company’s operations as well. Attendees took a trip to the site of Asia Symbol’s centralized control room servicing its mill, and visited its wastewater recycling location, wood chip dock, and the production line for its liquid packaging board. Company representatives provided additional insights through a question-and-answer session.
Event participants remarked on the cleanliness of Asia Symbol’s facility, and on the technologically advanced production methods in use at the plant. Additional comments focused on the company’s attention to maintaining high standards of environmental responsibility, which attendees believed could be used as benchmarks for the entire industry.
Asia Symbol’s liquid packaging board line, launched only three months before the showcase event, operates with a 300,000-ton yearly capacity. Its innovative, German-made processing machinery utilizes self-generated wet pulp, which increases efficiency, reduces waste, and results in a high-quality product made at a lower cost.