Valmet has received a contract from undisclosed customer to supply board machine key technology and machine control systems for three new containerboard machines in China.
Under the contract, Valmet will supply six new headboxes and three press sections for the containerboard machines, of which two will be producing liner and one fluting.
The Valment’s OptiFlo Fourdrinier headboxes were selected for the liner board machines for improved product quality and increased productivity.
Additionally, the company’s two OptiPress Linear double-nip press sections with linear web run were selected for improved end product properties, high dewatering capacity and runnability.
The delivery for the machine producing fluting includes an OptiFlo Fourdrinier headbox and a center roll based OptiPress Center press section with shoe press technology.
Valmet will equip all the delivered machinery with Valmet DNA machine control system.
Valmet senior sales manager Timo Saresvuo said: "In containerboard manufacturing, headbox and press section are one of the most important key technologies to secure high production quality.
“Our expertise and our smooth project execution capabilities convinced the customer to choose Valmet to supply these key technologies for its three new containerboard machines.”
The company said that the start up of the three new containerboard machines is scheduled in 2019.
Valmet is engaged in the development and supply of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries.
Image: OptiPress Linear press section and OptiFlo Foudrinier headbox. Photo: courtesy of Valmet.