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Valmet to Supply Pro-Gest with New Containerboard Machine in Italy

Valmet OptiConcept M containerboard machine Pro-Gest's new Valmet-supplied OptiConcept M containerboard machine will have an installed capacity of 550,000 tons per year.

March 4, 2016 - Valmet will supply an OptiConcept M containerboard production line and a mill-wide Valmet DNA automation system for Pro-Gest S.p.a. for the company's new Mantova site in Italy. The new production line is planned to produce high-quality lightweight recycled case material.

The value of an order of this type is typically EUR 60-80 million, Valmet said.

Valmet's delivery will include a complete board making line from headbox to reel and a high-capacity two-drum winder. The mill-wide Valmet DNA automation package includes quality measurement system, process control system, machine controls, runnability and condition monitoring and quality controls.

An extensive machine clothing package for start-up is also included of the delivery, Valmet said.

The new machine will have a width of 7.6 metres (reel) with an installed capacity of 550,000 tons per year.

Pro-Gest is a leading integrated producer of packaging and corrugated board in Italy. The Group also includes an integrated tissue manufacturing division.

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SOURCE: Valmet