May 8, 2023 - Valmet will supply a rebuild for ITC Limited's board machine PM 1A at their Bhadrachalam mill in Telangana, India. The Bhadrachalam Mill is India's largest integrated pulping and paperboard manufacturing unit.
The modernization will include an OptiFlo Fourdrinier headbox, modifications in the forming section, an IQ Dryness Measurement, a press section rebuild, an IQ Steam Profiler, and a coater section rebuild with an OptiDry Coat and an IQ Induction Profiler.
"The goal of the PM 1A rebuild is to produce higher basis weight packaging grade for increasing the production to meet the future market demands," said Vadiraj Kulkarni, Divisional Chief Executive, ITC Limited.
Varun Jain, Director, India Region, Asia Pacific, Valmet, noted, "The rebuild will improve production capacity and quality of the base board, which will result into excellent coated board quality."
After the rebuild, the PM 1A will be capable of producing high quality solid bleached board (SBS), folding boxboard (FBB), art board grades (ART) and cup board (CUP) for consumer packages with basis weights from 180 to 420 g/m². The wire width of the machine is 3,760 mm, and the machinery has been designed for a production speed at reel of up to 600 m/min.
Start-up is scheduled for the second quarter 2024.
ITC Limited is an Indian multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal. ITC's Paperboards and Specialty Papers Division is India's largest paper and paperboard company that manufactures packaging and graphic boards accompanied by a diverse range of specialty papers and boards.
Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries.
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