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Valmet to Supply Fine Paper Making Line to Asia Symbol XinHui in China

Asia Symbol PM12 The new high-capacity 9,350-mm-wide (wire) fine paper machine, PM 13, will produce woodfree uncoated, offset and copy paper grades with the basis weight range of 50-120 g/m2. Pictured above: Asia Symbol's PM 12 at XinHui mill (PM 13 will be a similar machine).

Nov. 3, 2020 - Valmet will supply a fine paper making line with stock preparation and an extensive scope of automation to Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Paper in XinHui, China.

The value of the order will not be disclosed, however Valmet said the total value of an order of this type and delivery scope is typically around EUR 80-100 million.

The new high-capacity 9,350-mm-wide (wire) fine paper machine (PM 13) will produce woodfree uncoated, offset and copy paper grades with the basis weight range of 50-120 g/m2. The design speed of the machine will be 1,800 m/min.

"We chose Valmet to deliver the third paper machine to XinHui PM 13 project, because Valmet is not only a professional paper machine designer and manufacturer but also a reliable partner," said Steven Hung, Managing Director of Asia Symbol (Guangdong).

The delivery for PM 13 will include a high-speed fine paper making line from stock preparation to reel and winders with air systems and clothing for the whole machine line. The stock preparation delivery will include stock lines for softwood, hardwood and BCTMP (bleached chemi-thermomechanical pulp), bale handling with automatic dewiring system, broke, white water and approach flow systems.

The wide automation package includes Valmet DNA Automation System for process and drive controls as well as runnability and condition monitoring and Valmet IQ Quality Management Solution with a full-scale quality control, moisturizing profiler, and machine vision systems consisting of web monitoring (WMS) and web inspection systems (WIS).

The delivery will also include comprehensive Paper Machine Clothing, spare parts and consumables packages.

Start-up of PM 13 is scheduled for 2022.

About Asia Symbol

Asia Symbol, established in China in 2005, is a leading producer of pulp and paper under the RGE (Royal Golden Eagle) Group. Using renewable fiber that is sourced responsibly, Asia Symbol has an annual production of 2 million tons of pulp, 1 million tons of fine paper and 530,000 tons of paper board at its plants in Shandong (Rizhao) and Guangdong (Xinhui) provinces in China. Its main products are BHKP, NBKP, liquid packaging board, high grade ivory board and uncoated woodfree printing and office paper.

Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. The company's technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. For further information, visit:

SOURCE: Valmet