Valmet to Supply Board Machine to JK Paper Limited in India
The new 4,250-mm-wide (wire) board machine will produce folding boxboard, solid bleached board (SBS) as well as cup and barrier board grades at JK Paper Limited's Fort Songadh Mill in India. Start-up is scheduled for the end of 2020.
Sept. 12, 2019 - Valmet will supply a board machine with an extensive automation and Industrial Internet package for JK Paper Limited's Fort Songadh Mill in India. By investing in the latest coated board technology, JK Paper targets to increase its market share on a growing Indian market and to serve the market with more local supply.
The value of the order will not be disclosed.
The 4,250-mm-wide (wire) board machine will produce folding boxboard, solid bleached board (SBS) as well as cup and barrier board grades.
I'm really pleased that Valmet was chosen as the main supplier in this project, said Varun Jain, Director, India Region, Valmet. In addition to board machine technologies, we will deliver a large scope of chemical systems — our first chemical system delivery in India. Our strong know-how on special coating and excellent wet end technology references in India and other countries in Asia further contributed to reaching the agreement.
Valmet's delivery will include a new coated board machine from the headboxes to reel with air dryers, chemical systems, heat recovery and other boardmaking systems. The coating is applied in multiple coating stations including a technologically advanced Opti Coat Layer coating station, which applies two coating layers simultaneously. A disc filter by Valmet's new Mill Process Solutions Business Unit (former GL&V) and a vast automation system package with Valmet Performance Center (VPC) services with on-demand expert support will also be included in the delivery.
Start-up of the machine is scheduled for the end of 2020.
JK Paper Limited was established in 1962 with an integrated pulp and paper plant. The company has two large integrated paper manufacturing units, JK Paper Mills, Rayagada, Odisha and Central Pulp Mills, Songadh, Gujarat, with a combined annual capacity of 455,000 tons. It is the market leader in Branded Copier paper segment and among the top two players in Coated Paper and high-end Packaging Boards in India.
Subsequent to commissioning of the new board machine and the Sirpur unit, the overall production shall increase to about 800,000 tpy.
Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. To learn more, please visit: www.valmet.com