News | March 16, 2020

Valmet To Supply APP, The World's Fastest Coated Paperboard Machine, To Guangxi Jingui Pulp And Paper In China

(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Valmet will supply a coated paperboard production line (PM 2) including extensive automation and industrial internet packages for APP's Guangxi Jingui Pulp and Paper (GJPP) plant in Qinzhou, China. The commissioning of the machine is planned for 2021.

The order is included in Valmet's first quarter 2020 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The total value of this type of order is typically around EUR 150-200 million.

When launched, PM 2 is the world's fastest, most powerful and highly modern coated board making machine. The PM 2 follows the Ningbo PM 4 machine launched by APP in 2014, which is currently the world's fastest folding boxboard machine (FBB).

“The main goal of GJPP was to make PM 2 a high-performance, high-tech board machine. The customer also stressed the importance of low operating costs. The extremely low energy and water consumption values ​​of Valmet's coated board line are proven to be lower than those of its competitors, ”says Timo Saresvuo , Valmet's Senior Sales Manager .

Valmet delivery specifications
Valmet's PM 2 delivery includes a fast coated carton line from wrecking to reel and cutter. Three OptiFlo Foudrinier Headboxes, OptiFormer Multi Wire Mesh and OptiPress Linear Press Components provide high-quality base paperboard , and four OptiCoat Jet Blade Coating Stations ensure first-class coating quality. OptiCoat Dry air dryers maintain good coating quality in an energy efficient manner. Also included is the complete process air conditioning system for the board machine including high dew point OptiAir hood and heat recovery. Centrifugal OptiReel Linear reel and twoDual Unwind with equipped OptiWin Drum -kantotelaleikkuria bring a very high level of capacity and improve safety.

The delivery of the Valmet DNA automation system includes process and electrical drive controls as well as production efficiency and condition monitoring solutions. The Valmet IQ quality management, in turn, covers scanners with measurements, machine and transverse controls and profiling.

The delivery also includes paper machine fabrics , spare and consumable parts kits . Startup and further optimization of the board machine are remotely supported by a performance center using the latest industrial Internet solutions. Data-driven and proactive remote support is a fast and effective way to achieve your planned start curve.

The 8,850 mm wide board machine produces bleached pulp grades (FBB) in the 190-300 g / m 2 basis weight . The machine has a design speed of 1,450 m / min and a daily capacity of about 3,800 tonnes.

Customer information Guangxi Jingui Pulp and Paper
Guangxi Jingui Pulp and Paper was founded in 2003 and is part of APP-China. APP's total annual production is 11 million tonnes. APP-China delivers quality products to its customers around the world to meet the growing global demand for tissue, packaging and paper. Guangxi Jingui Pulp & Paper employs over 1,500 people.

Valmet is the world's leading supplier and developer of process technology, automation solutions and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our goal is to be the best in the world at the service of our customers.

At the core of our strong technology offering are pulp mills, tissue, paperboard and paper making lines and bioenergy power plants. Valmet's advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' production processes, as well as the use of raw materials and energy.

Valmet's revenue in 2019 was approximately EUR 3.5 billion. With over 13,000 professionals worldwide, we work close to our customers, committed to the success of our customers - every day. Valmet is headquartered in Espoo and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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