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Valmet to deliver two containerboard machines for Nine Dragons in China

Finland-based Valmet has received an order for the supply of two containerboard production lines and related automation systems for Nine Dragons Industries in China.

As per the contract, Valmet will deliver the new production lines including PM 39 in Quanzhou and PM 40 in Chongqing.

Scheduled to be commissioned in 2018, the two containerboard machines will be deigned to produce high-quality testliner and fluting grades using 100% recycled raw materials.

Valmet senior sales manager Pekka Turtinen said: "The modern industrial design of the board machines proved to be important decision making criteria as well.

“The delivery will include led lighting and video screens located at the both ends of the machine. In addition to increasing safety and usability, they have a positive effect on the customer's brand.

“The board machines are also very energy and resource efficient and suitable for high-speed production.”

For the two board machines, the firm will supply pulpers for stock preparation, two OptiFlo Fourdrinier headboxes to ensure higher productivity, OptiFormer Multi forming section, a center-roll based OptiPress press section, as well as a dryer section with OptiAir high humidity hood combining systems for ventilation, runnability and heat recovery.

Additional features of the machines include OptiSizer Combi, a sizer with film and pond application, coating air dryers, OptiCalender Hard nip calender, OptiReel Center driven linear reel and OptiWin Drum two-drum base winder.

Valmet will also be responsible for the supply of process ventilation equipment for the board machine and Valmet DNA machine control system.

The PM 39 and PM 40 machines will be equipped to produce testliner and fluting grades with a basis weight range of 75-140g/m2.

Nine Dragons Paper Group and its subsidiaries provide linerboard, high performance corrugating medium and coated duplex board for its customers.

Image: Valmet will provide led lighting and video screens for the containerboard machines to increase safety. Photo: courtesy of Valmet.