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Valmet to supply analyzer technology for BillerudKorsnäs’ board machine in Sweden

Valmet has been awarded a contract to supply advanced measurement and analyzer technology to BillerudKorsnäs' new board machine in Gruvön mill.

Under the contract, Valmet will supply 36 online measurements, consistency transmitters and analyzers which are expected to boost the BillerudKorsnäs’ board machine quality at the mill.

Valmet analyzers, measurements and performance solutions director Aki Korhonen said: "Valmet was able to offer a complete package, including all the needed measurements, consistency transmitters and analyzers.

“Our long tradition of innovative measurement solutions and professional project management were in our favor.”

The scope of the contract involves supply of one Valmet Pulp Analyzer , 24 Valmet Microwave Consistency Transmitters, seven Valmet Rotating Consistency Transmitters, three Valmet Retention Measurements and one Valmet Wet End Analyzer.

With an annual capacity of 550,000 tons of board, the board machine will have capacity to produce liquid packaging board, carton board, food service board and white kraft liner at a speed of 1.200m/min.

In 2017, BillerudKorsnäs selected Voith to supply a fully equipped XcelLine board machine for installation at its site in Gruvön

The board machine with a wire width of 8.800mm is scheduled to be commissioned in 2019.

BillerudKorsnäs plans to install the new machines to meet the growing demand for sustainable packaging solutions for food and beverages globally.