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Valmet to provide containerboard making line for Chinese customer

PKBR Staff Writer Published 16 May 2018

Valmet has been selected to supply a high-speed containerboard making line for an undisclosed customer in Zhejiang province, China.

The purchase of the new board production line is a part the customer's aim to increase its capacity and market share.

Planned to be commissioned at the customer’s undisclosed facility by the end of 2019, the board production line will have capacity to produce high-quality recycled fluting grades with the basis weight range of 60-40 g/m2.

The 7,250mm-wide (wire) board machine will have design speed of the machine will be 1,400 m/min.

Valmet China capital sales vice president Fan Ze said: "The customer is growing strongly and wants to achieve larger market share with more production capacity and a bigger production machinery.

“Valmet's strong references convinced the customer to choose our reliable and high-performing technology. One differentiating and decisive factor was Valmet's new type of a spray sizer.”

The scope of the contract includes delivery of a complete containerboard making line with broke collection, approach flow system, an OptiFlo Foudrinier headbox, and an OptiFormer Hybrid forming section with shoe and blade technology.

Additionally, the machine will feature an OptiPress Center press section, an OptiRun dryer section, OptiAir Hood high humidity hood, an OptiSizer Spray sizer with related supply system and surface size preparation system, ventilation equipment for board machine, and an OptiReel Pope reel.

Valmet will also be responsible for the supply of Valmet IQ quality measurement system (QMS).

Finalnd-based Valmet is engaged in developing and supplying process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries.

Recently, Valmet has been awarded a contract by Hamburger Rieger, a part of the Hamburger Containerboard Division within the Austrian Prinzhorn Group, to supply a containerboard making line.

The line is planned to be installed and commissioned at Hamburger Rieger's Spremberg mill in Germany in mid-2020.