Sept. 17, 2021 - Valmet will supply a new container board making line with extensive packages of automation and services to Kipas Kagit in Söke, Turkey. The new board making line (PM 3) will produce high-quality fluting and liner grades.
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 90-110 million.
"The new board machine PM 3 will be a showcase of Valmet's high-level technical innovations. Bati Kipas Kagit wants to be a forerunner in technology. We selected Valmet due to its innovative solutions and the good performance of Valmet's earlier delivery of our PM 1 in Kahramanmaras," said Sinem Öksüz Dedebayraktar, Member of Board of Kipas Holding.
Haluk Arican, Senior Sales Manager, Turkey for Valmet, said, "Our cooperation with Kipas Kagit has been excellent. In August, we also announced a multi-fuel boiler delivery to the same customer. The high-level technical solutions we have offered have really been differentiation factors to Kipas Kagit — in this sales project, aqua layer headbox, impingement drying and hard nip sizer are good examples of them."
The 9,100-mm-wide (wire) board machine will produce recycled fluting, testliner and kraft top testliner grades with a basis weight range of 60-110 g/m2. The design speed of the machine will be 1,800 m/min and the annual capacity approximately 650,000 tonnes.
Start-up of PM 3 is scheduled for the third quarter of 2023.
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. To learn more, visit: www.valmet.com.
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