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Valmet to Supply an Off-Machine Coater Rebuild for Hansol Paper in South Korea

OptiCoat Layer curtain coating station A Valmet OptiCoat Layer curtain coating station

May 22, 2017 - Valmet said that it will supply an off-machine coater rebuild for Hansol Paper Co., Ltd., at its Shintanjin site in South Korea. The target of the rebuild is to convert the paper mill for thermal paper production and to increase production and market share of high quality thermal grades.

Currently, the off-machine coater is producing coated wood-free paper grades. The mill will gradually decrease the portion of printing papers and other low-profit products.

Start-up of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for 2018.

The value of the order was not disclosed, but Valmet said an order of this type is typically in the range of EUR 10-20 million.

Valmet's scope of supply for the rebuild will include a new OptiCoat Layer curtain coating station, two calenders, a reel, coating air dryers and a supply system for the curtain coater unit.

The 5,300 mm wide (reel) off machine coater will produce fine paper and thermal grades. The design speed for the new parts is 1,500 m/min.

After the rebuild, the thermal paper production capacity of Hansol Paper will be approximately 320,000 tonnes/year.

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SOURCE: Valmet