Valmet to Supply Paper Machine Grade Conversion Rebuild for Cascades at Bear Island Mill
Cascades Bear Island mill paper machine PM 1, designed to produce newspint, will be rebuilt to produce high-quality, lightweight, 100 percent recycled linerboard and medium grades.
Dec. 14, 2020 - Valmet will supply an extensive paper machine grade conversion rebuild with a wide scope of automation and services for Cascades' Bear Island mill in Virginia. In the project, paper machine PM 1, designed to produce newsprint, will be rebuilt to produce high-quality, lightweight, 100 percent recycled linerboard and medium grades for the North American market.
The value of the order will not be disclosed.
"Valmet's technology and references were the key reasons for achieving this agreement of a grade conversion rebuild," said Mike Gray, Vice President, Capital Business, North America, Valmet. "The Greenpac line at the sister plant of Bear Island has performed very well, and our cooperation with Cascades has been good. We have been flexibly developing our forming technology further to meet the customer demands."
The (approx.) 8,500-mm wide (wire) containerboard machine PM 1 will produce recycled linerboard and medium grades with a basis weight range of 88-176 g/m2 and design speed of 1,370 m/min. The annual capacity will be 465,000 short tons.
Start-up of the rebuilt paper machine is scheduled for the end of 2022.
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: www.valmet.com.
Go to a related story on PaperAge.com: Cascades Moving Forward with Plans to Convert Idled Newsprint Machine at Bear Island Mill to Recycled Linerboard - Oct. 6, 2020.