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Valmet to Supply Shanying International with Another Containerboard Machine in China

Valmet - OptiConcept M paper machine The new containerboard machine, PM 23, will have a design speed of 1,300 m/min and a daily capacity of about 1,200 tonnes, and produce testliner grades in a basis weight range of 50-110 g/m2.

Aug. 14, 2018 - Valmet announced that it will supply Shanying International Holdings Co., Ltd., with another OptiConcept M containerboard machine in the city of Jingzhou in Hubei province, China. In December of 2017, Valmet received a similar paper machine order from Shanying International for the testliner machine, PM 21.

The value of the latest order will not be disclosed, but Valmet said the total value of an order of this type is typically around EUR 30-40 million.

The new production line, PM 23, will produce high-quality fluting grades and come with a wide automation package.

Valmet's delivery for PM 23 will be quite similar to PM 21 including a high-speed OptiConcept M containerboard making line from broke collection to reel. PM 23 producing fluting grades will include OptiFormer Gap former with shoe blade technology equipped with OptiFlo Gap headbox enabling high capacity at high speed, which is the key feature of efficient lightweight containerboard manufacturing. Former with shoe and blade technology gives good strength properties, uniform CD profiles and excellent board formation.

The delivery will also include related ventilation equipment, runnability components, Valmet DNA machine control and process control systems, and Valmet IQ quality measurement system.

The machine will be delivered with a Valmet fabrics package and an additional production support after take over.

The 8,600-mm-wide (wire) board machine will produce fluting grades. Design production values are the following: basis weight range 50-110 g/m2, design speed 1,300 m/min and daily capacity approx. 1,200 tonnes.

Start-up of PM 23 is scheduled for the end of year 2019.

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SOURCE: Valmet