Valmet to supply containerboard-making line to Chinese customer

18 May 2018 (Last Updated May 18th, 2018 12:05)

Valmet has agreed to supply its high-speed containerboard-making line to an undisclosed customer in the Zhejiang province, China.

Valmet has agreed to supply its high-speed containerboard-making line to an undisclosed customer in the Zhejiang province, China.

Designed to produce recycled fluting grades, the board production line is expected to be installed towards the end of next year.

The financial terms of the contract were not divulged, though Valmet said that the value of the contract is in the range of €25-35m.

The customer intends to enhance its capacity and market share using the new containerboard-making line.

Valmet China capital sales vice-president Fan Ze said: “The customer is growing strongly and wants to achieve larger market share with more production capacity and a bigger production machinery.

“Valmet’s strong references convinced the customer to choose our reliable and high-performing technology. One differentiating and decisive factor was Valmet’s new type of a spray sizer.”

“Valmet’s strong references convinced the customer to choose our reliable and high-performing technology. One differentiating and decisive factor was Valmet’s new type of a spray sizer.”

Under the terms of the contract, Valmet is required to deliver a complete containerboard-making line with broke collection, approach flow system, an OptiFlo Foudrinier headbox, an OptiFormer Hybrid forming section with shoe and blade technology.

The machine will also include an OptiPress Center press section, an OptiRun dryer section, OptiAir Hood high humidity hood, an OptiSizer Spray sizer with related supply system and surface size preparation system, ventilation equipment for board machine and an OptiReel Pope reel.

The scope of the contract further includes the delivery of Valmet IQ quality measurement system.

The 7,250-mm-wide board machine will have a design speed of 1,400m/min. The recycled fluting grades produced by the machine will have a basis weight range of 60-140g/m².