Valmet has been contracted to provide dewatering equipment, along with an automatic pulper feed system, for BillerudKorsnäs’ pulp and paper mill in Gruvön, Sweden.
The equipment will be installed as part of an investment, announced by BillerudKorsnäs, in a new board machine and rebuild of the existing pulp mill at its Gruvön site.
The investment is aimed at meeting the increasing demand for sustainable packaging solutions for food and beverages globally.
Valmet sales manager Per Jangdal said: “Valmet's automatic pulper feed system, including bale storage, destacking and dewiring for baled pulp, will make the bale receiving line process efficient and safe, ensuring a good area working environment.
“With the new automatic system, based on Valmet's proven Bale handling with RoboSafety technology, BillerudKorsnäs will ensure the stock feed for the new board machine with a minimum of operator intervention.”
BillerudKorsnäs is planning to commission the new Valmet equipment by the first quarter 2019.
Valmet sales manager Patrik Lidbäck said: “To adapt pulp production to the new requirements, TwinRoll presses will be placed in close vicinity to the new board machine stock preparation. Our presses will wash the pulp one last time before it moves to the new board machine.”
Earlier this month, Valmet announced that it would supply an upgrade of the evaporation plant situated at BillerudKorsnäs’ Gruvön pulp and paper mill site.
Installation of the new equipment is scheduled to be carried out by next year.