Valmet to supply key technology for two Chinese container board machines

An OptiFlo Fourdrinier headbox. Imagee courtesy: Valmet

Valmet will supply board machine key technology and machine control systems in two new containerboard machines in China. The customer remains confidential. Valmet's delivery includes headbox and press section technology and a machine control system.

The order is included in Valmet's first quarter 2016 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. Typically, an upgrade of two lines of this scope is valued at EUR 20-30 million.

"In containerboard manufacturing, headbox and press section are one of the most important key technologies in order to secure high production quality. Our expertise and references convinced the customer to choose Valmet," comments Kari Räisänen, Area Sales Director from Valmet.

Valmet's delivery for the new containerboard machines will include all together five new OptiFlo Fourdrinier headboxes for improved product quality and increased productivity, two OptiPress Linear double-nip press sections with linear web run for excellent end product properties, high dewatering capacity and good runnability. All the delivered machinery will be equipped with machine control systems.