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Valmet to Supply Nine Dragons with Two New Containerboard Machines in China

Valmet containerboard machine

March 19, 2018 - Valmet announced that it will supply two new containerboard production lines with related automation systems for Nine Dragons Industries Co., Ltd. in China. The two new machines will be located in Dongguan (PM 43) and Quanzhou (PM 45).

PM 43 and PM 45 will produce testliner grades with a basis weight range of 75-140 g/m2 from 100 percent recycled raw materials.

In 2017, Valmet also took orders from Nine Dragons for four containerboard machines — PM 39 and PM 40, PM 41 and PM 42 — which are scheduled to start-up a few months apart from each other starting from mid-2018.

The start-ups of PM 43 and PM 45 are scheduled to take place within a few months' timeframe in 2019.

"Nine Dragons is committed to produce high quality containerboard products. We can deliver this promise with Valmet's technically advanced board machines,” said Mr. MC Liu, Deputy Chairman and CEO of Nine Dragons. “Advanced technology and the modern and distinctive industrial design were certainly important factors in these decisions. I'm pleased that Nine Dragons has had such a good cooperation with Valmet in the negotiations of these six machines and all the previous projects.”

According to Nine Dragons, the total design production capacity of the abovementioned 6 new paper machines is 3.25 million tons per year, which, when all 6 machines become operational, bring the Group's total design production capacity to over 17 million tpy.

Valmet's deliveries for PM 43 and PM 45 will include steam and condensate systems, broke collection pulpers for stock preparation, a board machine from headbox to winder including a full scope automation package and process ventilation equipment.

The containerboard machines will include OptiSizer Combi sizers combining both film and pond application for both sides. Film application is an optimal solution for lower basis weight grades. Pond application is for substantially higher basis weight grades needing higher penetration. This combination gives flexibility and opportunities to optimize the properties of different grades.

The full scope automation packages include Valmet DNA process and machine controls and condition monitoring. Board final quality is managed with Valmet IQ quality control system, comprehensive range of profilers as well as web inspection and monitoring system. The deliveries comprise also modern analyzers from pulping and wet end to laboratory testing.

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SOURCE: Valmet and Nine Dragons