Valmet has secured an order to supply its IQ quality control (QC) system for corrugators to Thai Containers Group’s plant in Rayong, Thailand.  

This system is designed to improve the quality and productivity of corrugated boards and reduce waste from warped boards.   

The delivery will include a Valmet IQ Warp Measurement, a Valmet IQ Moisturizer with three spray booms, a Valmet IQ Multipoint Moisture, Temperature Measurements, and Microwave moisture measurement.  

These components will be integrated through automatic closed-loop controls to manage online moisture, temperature, and warp measurements. 

Valmet’s IQ system is designed to control all types of corrugated board, aiming to reduce sheet warping, enhance bonding, and maximise performance in box board plants.  

The order, which was included in Valmet’s first-quarter (Q1) 2024 orders received, is set for delivery in Q4 2024.  

The start-up of the new system is scheduled for Q1 2025. 

The financial details of the order have not been disclosed. 

Thai Containers Group, a joint venture (JV) between Rengo and SCGP, manufactures corrugated containers in Southeast Asia, with 29 fibre-based packaging plants across Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia.  

Valmet began its cooperation with Thai Containers Group in 2020, with the successful implementation of the Valmet IQ system at the Ratchaburi plant.  

Following these positive outcomes, the company has repeatedly chosen Valmet’s systems for its Navanakorn, Orient Container, and Chonburi plants, with the Rayong plant being the fifth to receive the system. 

Valmet Southeast Asia automation systems solution sales manager Thossapon Arunsaengsuree said: “We are committed to support our customer to improve the end-product quality and production efficiency. The customer wishes to produce flat sheet while avoiding post-warp and cracking in converting. With Valmet’s quality management solutions, we can help them achieve the set targets for the project and improve competitiveness.” 

Last month, Valmet secured an order to supply two complete tissue converting lines and packaging machinery to Metsä Tissue’s mill in Mariestad, Sweden.