Valmet to provide technology for containerboard machines in China

19 December 2017 (Last Updated December 19th, 2017 11:22)

Finland-based company Valmet is set to deliver board machine key technology and machine control systems for three new containerboard machines in China.

Valmet to provide technology for containerboard machines in China
OptiPress Linear press section and OptiFlo Foudrinier headbox. Credit: Valmet.

Finland-based company Valmet is set to deliver board machine key technology and machine control systems for three new containerboard machines in China.

Two of the three machines will be used to manufacture liner and one will be used to produce fluting.

The machines are slated to be operational in 2019.

“Our expertise and our smooth project execution capabilities convinced the customer to choose Valmet to supply these key technologies for its three new containerboard machines.”

Valmet senior sales manager Timo Saresvuo said: “In containerboard manufacturing, headbox and press section are one of the most important key technologies to secure high production quality.

“Our expertise and our smooth project execution capabilities convinced the customer to choose Valmet to supply these key technologies for its three new containerboard machines.”

Under the terms of the deal, Valmet will be responsible for supplying a total of six new headboxes and three press sections to be integrated on to the three latest containerboard machines.

For the liner board machines, Valmet will deliver OptiFlo Fourdrinier headboxes in order to ensure enhanced product quality and increased productivity.

Two OptiPress Linear double-nip press sections with linear web run will also be supplied to provide upgraded end product properties, high-dewatering capacity and good runnability.

The fluting producing machine will include an OptiFlo Fourdrinier headbox and a center roll based OptiPress Center press section with shoe press technology.

The entire range of delivered machinery will feature the Valmet DNA machine control system.

Though the value of the order will not be disclosed, a project of the particular type and scope is usually valued between €30m and €40m.

Valmet is a global manufacturer and provider of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries.