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Valmet to Rebuild Board Machine for ITC Bhadrachalam Mill in India

May 30, 2016 - Valmet announced that it will supply an extensive board machine rebuild and automation solution for machine and quality control to the ITC Bhadrachalam mill in India.

The rebuilt production line (PM1) is planned to produce high-quality lightweight coated board with a wide range of produced grades.

Typically, a project of this type and scope is valued at EUR 30 - 40 million, Valmet noted.

Valmet's delivery includes OptiFlo Fourdrinier headbox, OptiFormer Multi Fourdrinier forming section and OptiPress Linear shoe press with linear web run which are important in high-quality board production.

Valmet DNA machine control and Valmet IQ quality control systems are also inclubed in the order.

The rebuilt machine, PM 1, has a wrie width of 4250 mm and will primarily produce cup board, and to a lesser extent, solid folding box board (FBB), bleached board (SBS) and art board grades with the basis weight range of 150 - 320 g/m2. The design speed for the rebuilt machine is 600 m/min.

Start-up after the rebuild is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2017.

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SOURCE: Valmet