Valmet to deliver pulp and board technology to Klabin in Brazil

20 May 2019 (Last Updated May 20th, 2019 16:43)

Valmet has secured an order from packaging paper and board producer Klabin in Brazil to deliver a large pulp and paper technology.

Valmet has secured an order from packaging paper and board producer Klabin in Brazil to deliver large pulp and paper technology.

Under the contract, Valmet will provide a kraftliner machine (PM27), a new fibreline, new continuous cooking, and a pulp dryer rebuild.

The order is included in the company’s second quarter 2019 orders. Value of the order ranges from €260m ($290.12m) to €290m ($323.58m).

As part of the deal, Valmet will deliver a complete kraftliner board production line, including a wide mill engineering package.

The delivery also covers equipment for stock preparation system and approach flow system, as well as a complete multiply kraftliner machine (PM 27) from headbox to reel, and a winder with automated transfer rails and roll handling systems.

Valmet will also deliver air systems for the machine, a hall ventilation system, a wet end chemical system, and surface starch preparation and sizer supply systems.

The automation delivery features Valmet DNA Automation System for process and machine controls and Valmet IQ Quality Management Solution, along with a large Valmet Industrial Internet package with a manufacturing execution system (MES) and Valmet Paper Machine Clothing package.

The machine can be used to produce kraftliner and white top liner grades with the capacity to produce 1,555t of kraftliner per day.

Under the cooking and fibre line delivery, Valmet will offer a complete cooking plant and fibre line featuring a capacity of 2000 ADt per day.

The cooking plant includes CompactCooking G3, the company’s next-generation continuous cooking technology, and iImpBin technology for steaming and impregnation of the wood chips.

In addition, the pulp drying line upgrade features a new baling line, automatic tail threading equipment, process equipment debottlenecking and roll handling line upgrade.

“Our upcoming new kraftliner production line will be the world’s first production line for kraftliner made from 100% eucalyptus pulp.”

All the upgrades are expected to increase the capacity of market pulp and fluff pulp production and improve safety.

Klabin industrial technology, innovation, sustainability, project and pulp business officer Francisco César Razzolini said: “Our upcoming new kraftliner production line will be the world’s first production line for kraftliner made from 100% eucalyptus pulp.

“We have done, together with Valmet, a lot of conceptual and engineering developments for this innovative solution that will deliver a high-performance kraftliner for the corrugated container industry.”

Both companies have signed letters of intent (LOI) for the delivery of a second kraftliner machine (PM28) and second cooking and fibreline.

The final agreements for the second order will be signed and delivery will start in May 2021.

Earlier this month, Valmet secured a contract to supply board-making technologies for Kraft of Asia Paperboard and Packaging’s new containerboard line in Phu My, Vietnam.