Valmet supplying containerboard-making line for Chinese customer

P&PC staff
May 15, 2018
By P&PC staff
May 15, 2018 – A high-speed containerboard-making line for a customer in the Chinese province of Zhejiang is being supplied by Valmet.

The production line is being designed to produce high-quality recycled fluting grades. The startup date is scheduled for the end of 2019.

The order is included in Valmet's second quarter of 2018 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The total value of an order of this type and scope is typically around EUR 25-35 million.

The customer's goal for the project is to increase its capacity and market share.

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

Valmet's delivery includes a complete containerboard making line with broke collection, approach flow system, an OptiFlo Foudrinier headbox, an OptiFormer Hybrid forming section with shoe and blade technology, 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. The delivery includes also Valmet IQ quality measurement system (QMS).
 
The 7,250-millimetre-wide (wire) board machine will produce recycled fluting grades with the basis weight range of 60-40 grams per square metre. The design speed of the machine will be 1,400 metres per minute.

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