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Valmet to Supply Suzano Aracruz Mill with New Tissue Machine, Converting Equipment and Biomass Boiler

Valmet DCT 200 tissue machine The new Valmet Advantage DCT 200 tissue machine will have an annual production capacity of 60,000 tons.

Jan. 30, 2024 - Valmet will deliver a complete tissue production line to Suzano's Aracruz mill in Espírito Santo, Brazil. The order includes an Advantage DCT 200 tissue machine with OptiFlo headbox and Yankee cylinder, converting equipment, an extensive automation package, flow control valves and Valmet Industrial Internet solutions.

The order also includes a biomass boiler.

The value of the total order will not be disclosed, but such an order is typically worth around EUR 100 million, Valmet said.

This is Valmet's first combined order for tissue making and tissue converting lines since its acquisition of Körber's tissue converting business in November 2023.

"Valmet's state-of-the-art solutions will allow us to expand our tissue products capacity by a new production line in Aracruz mill," said Jean Moraes, Suzano's Corporate Engineering Executive. "This meets our needs in terms of business strategy, production capacity, cost efficiency, and sustainability."

Rogerio Berardi, Director, Paper business line, South America, Valmet, noted, "This is Valmet's first combined order of tissue machine and tissue converting equipment. The combination of Valmet's tissue making line, converting equipment, mill engineering, automation systems, and flow control is ensuring high product quality while being the most efficient production line on the market today."

The new tissue making line will have an annual production capacity of 60,000 tons.

The start-up is scheduled for the first quarter of 2026.

Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries.

SOURCE: Valmet

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