Cheng Loong Binh Duong Paper Company, a subsidiary of packaging company Cheng Loong, has ordered key technologies from Finnish packaging firm Valmet for its new board machine in Vietnam.

Valmet will deliver approach flow systems, three OptiFlo Fourdrinier headboxes and an OptiPress Linear press section for the containerboard machine 23 (BM 23).

OptiPress features a double-nip press with a linear web run and modern shoe press technology.

Valmet will also deliver OptiSizer Film to improve sizing and an OptiWin Drum two-drum base winder to meet BM 23’s production requirements, as well as a TurnFloat web turning to optimise the machine’s runnability.

In addition, Cheng Loong has ordered a Valmet DNA Machine Control System, a Valmet IQ Dilution Profiler, IQ Moisturiser and MD/CD controls to improve BM 23’s end-product quality.

Cheng Loong’s new 7.25m-wide machine is located at the company’s Ben Cat mill in Binh Duong Province, Vietnam.

The machine will produce recycled liner and kraft top testliner with a basis weight range of 140g/m²–300g/m².

The companies have not disclosed the financial details of the deal, but orders of this size are typically worth between €20m ($19.1m) and €30m ($28.7m).

Valmet board and paper mills sales director Marko Oinonen said: “The containerboard market is growing globally, driven by e-commerce and new packaging applications. Valmet has developed several innovative solutions to meet market needs.

“Our technical highlights and the production potential of the containerboard machine were the decisive factors for Cheng Loong.

“Valmet’s previous successful deliveries to Cheng Loong (the latest in Vietnam and Taiwan) have proved it can respond to their requirements.”

Based in Espoo, Valmet develops and supplies process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries.

In December last year, the firm was contracted to provide a quality control system for a flexographic printing machine owned by Chinese company Lamipak (Kunshan).