Valmet has been selected to supply another OptiConcept M containerboard making line for Chinese firm Shanying International Holdings.
Located in the city of Jingzhou in Hubei province, Shanying is involved in the manufacturing and distribution of paper products.
The company produces various packaging paper boards, corrugated cardboard boxes, newsprint paper, culture paper and other paper products.
The new PM 23 production line with an automation package is being supplied following the delivery of previous OptiConcept M board machine (PM 21) in December last year.
In February this year, Valmet also agreed to supply three winders to the Chinese company.
The new containerboard making line has been developed to manufacture quality fluting grades, and will help Shanying to increase its fluting and testliner production capacity.
Valmet’s new PM 23 production line is expected to be operational by the end of 2019.
The PM 23 is a 8,600mm (wire) board machine that produces fluting grades with basis weight range of 50-110 g/m2, and is having a design speed of 1,300 m/min.
Similar to the PM 21 machines, Valmet’s PM 23 machine also includes a high-speed OptiConcept M containerboard making line from collection to reel, as well as OptiFormer Gap former with shoe blade technology equipped with OptiFlo Gap headbox that supports high capacity at high speed.
The machine also features OptiPress Center roll based press section, OptiRun Single dryer section, OptiSizer Film sizer, OptiCalender hard nip calender, OptiReel Pope reel and OptiCart Stream parent roll cart with transfer rails.
In addition, the company will supply related ventilation equipment, runnability components, Valmet DNA machine control and process control systems, and Valmet IQ quality measurement system.
The machines will also be provided with Valmet fabrics package and an additional production support after take over.
Valmet senior sales manager Timo Saresvuo said: “This is already the seventh Valmet-supplied paper and board making line for Shanying International. The latest ones are the order of the testliner machine PM 21 and the two container board lines in Ma’anshan.
“This highly-efficient containerboard making line ordered by Shanying will be Valmet’s 17th OptiConcept M production line to be supplied globally. Compared to conventional production lines, both of the new production lines will be able to significantly reduce carbon emissions as well as energy consumption.”