Valmet to help Matías Gomá Tomás board mill boost production capacity
By P&PC Staff
By P&PC Staff
Dec. 19, 2016 – Valmet has received an order for a board machine capacity increase upgrade and a three-year paper machine clothing agreement from Matías Gomá Tomás S.A.’s board mill in La Riba, Spain.
Matías Gomá Tomás S.A. produces corrugated board and linerboard with a 5.0-m wide board machine with the top speed of 350 m/min. The target of the rebuild is to increase production capacity and production speed by improving runnability, reducing breaks and increasing drying capacity.
Valmet’s delivery for the upgrade includes a new pick-up felt loop, perforated uhle box covers, hood ventilation upgrade, steam and condensate system upgrade and additional drying cylinders.
The project is scheduled to take place by the end of 2016 and the start-up is set for the end of February 2017. According to the company, the value of an upgrade of this scope is usually valued around EUR 4 million excluding the paper machine clothing agreement.
“Valmet’s wide offering and good work during the study phase, providing our mill a suitable technical solution according to our requirements, made us to choose Valmet as the key supplier to our project. I want to highlight the great collaboration with Valmet team,” said says Josep Mª Grau, mill manager from Matías Gomá Tomás. “Our needs were fully taken into account in the solution. Having Valmet as a main partner, we are confident this rebuild will to be a success.”
“In this kind of an improvement project which has a wide scope we can really show our expertise in helping customer to improve their performance and reaching their targets,” said Eduardo Ruiz, senior product sales manager, Spain.