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Valmet to Supply Paper Machine Modifications and New Winder to Laakirchen Papier

Vamet OptiWin Drum two-drum winder Valmet's delivery includes a press section upgrade, relocation and modification of the existing reel and one OptiWin Drum two-drum winder (pictured above).

Sept. 29, 2016 - Valmet will supply paper machine modifications and a new winder to Laakirchen Papier AG in Austria. Laakirchen Papier will convert its paper machine 10 (PM 10) to produce lightweight containerboard. Currently PM 10 is producing publication paper.

The value of the order was not disclosed, however Valmet said an order of this type is typically EUR 5-10 million.

Valmet's delivery includes a press section upgrade, relocation and modification of the existing reel and one OptiWin Drum two-drum winder. The winder is equipped with Dual Unwind, which is Valmet's new two-unwind system. This new feature makes it possible to change the parent roll in only one minute.

"Grade conversion projects often include a production change from two winders to one high capacity winder to increase mill's automation level. This also the case in Laakirchen PM10. A Valmet high capacity winder with two-unwind will do the demanding job," said Kenneth Akerlund, Product Manager, Winders and Reels from Valmet.

The 7,500 mm wide (reel) PM 10 will produce containerboard products with a basis weight range of 70 g/m2 upwards. After the full extension, the annual production of PM 10 will reach 450,000 tonnes.

Start-up of the paper machine and winder is scheduled for the fall of 2017.

Laakirchen Papier AG is part of Heinzel Group. The group ranks among the largest producers of market pulp and magazine paper in Central and Eastern Europe. Laakirchen Papier produces SC paper, a high-gloss publication paper for magazines, catalogues and printed advertising material. The company has the capacity to produce 550,000 tons per year, manufactured on two paper machines PM 10 and PM 11.

Valmet 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