Valmet to Supply New Containerboard Machine for Yuen Foong Yu Packaging in Taiwan

The new machine will have an annual production capacity of about 300,000 tonnes of board for fluting grades.

March 3, 2015 - Valmet said that it will supply an OptiConcept M containerboard production line for Yuen Foong Yu (YFY) Packaging Inc. for the company's Xin Wu site in Taoyuan County in Taiwan. The new production line will produce high-quality fluting grades out of 100 percent recycled raw materials. The start-up of the new machine is scheduled for the third quarter of 2016.

Valmet said the value of the order will not be disclosed.

Jari Vähäpesola, President, Paper Business Line, Valmet, noted, "This high efficient containerboard making line ordered by YFY Packaging will be Valmet's seventh OptiConcept M production line to be supplied globally. The new production line will be able to reduce both carbon footprint as well as energy consumption significantly. The annual production capacity of the new machine will be approximately 300,000 tonnes of board and the design speed will be 1,200 m/min."

Valmet's delivery includes complete boardmaking line from headbox to reel. A new winder is also included in the delivery.

Yuen Foong Yu Packaging, Inc. is an independent subsidiary of Yuen Foong Yu Paper Mfg. Co., Ltd. It is one of the two largest manufacturers of industrial paper in Taiwan and one of the largest suppliers of paper containers in the Greater China.

Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. To learn more, please visit: www.valmet.com

SOURCE: Valmet