Valmet receives orders for additional containerboard machines from Nine Dragons
By P&PC Staff
Mar. 19, 2018 - Valmet will supply two more containerboard production lines with related automation systems for Nine Dragons Industries Co., Ltd., China.
By P&PC Staff
The orders for the four previous machines were published in 2017 (PM 39 and PM 40, PM 41 and PM 42). The latest two production lines will be located in Dongguan (PM 43) and Quanzhou (PM 45) and are similar to the previous four containerboard production lines.
The two new containerboard production lines are designed to produce high-quality testliner grades out of 100 per cent recycled raw materials as the four production lines ordered last year. The start-ups of PM 43 and PM 45 are scheduled to take place within a few months’ timeframe in 2019. The start-ups of the four previous production lines are scheduled to take place a few months apart from each other starting from mid-2018.
The order of PM 45 is included in Valmet’s first quarter 2018 orders received and the order of PM 43 was included in Valmet’s third quarter of 2017 orders received.
“Nine Dragons’ decision to purchase six-in-a-row energy and resource efficient containerboard machines is quite exceptional. The company values our innovative, modernly designed and sustainable board making technology. We are pleased to continue the good cooperation with Nine Dragons,” said Jari Vähäpesola, president of Paper Business Line, Valmet.
The deliveries will include steam and condensate systems, broke collection pulpers for stock preparation, a board machine from headbox to winder including a full scope automation package and process ventilation equipment.
The containerboard machines will include OptiSizer Combi sizers combining both film and pond application for both sides. Film application is an optimal solution for lower basis weight grades. Pond application is for substantially higher basis weight grades needing higher penetration.
As in the previous orders, the full scope automation packages include Valmet DNA process and machine controls and condition monitoring. Board final quality is managed with Valmet IQ quality control system, comprehensive range of profilers as well as web inspection and monitoring system. The deliveries comprise also modern analyzers from pulping and wet end to laboratory testing.
PM 43 and PM 45 will produce testliner grades with a basis weight range of 75-140 g/m2.
Founded in 1995, Nine Dragons Paper Group is a global recovered paper based paper manufacturer. The company and its subsidiaries produce linerboard, high performance corrugating medium and coated duplex board, as well as printing and writing paper in Dongguan and Taicang and packaging paperboard and specialty paper in Leshan, Sichuan Province.