ABB upgrades Japanese paper mill

ABB is upgrading a Japanese paper mill. Photo by ABB

Investment underway Swedish-Swiss company ABB has announced it is upgrading a pulp and paper mill for a customer in Japan’s Kyushu area with the latest version of the company’s L&W Autoline automated paper testing system. 


“Automated systems reduce measurement uncertainty, test variability, and manual gathering and testing of paper samples, which is time-consuming and can produce inaccuracies,” the business said in a statement. “The customer has used ABB’s L&W Autoline 300 for paper quality assurance for nearly 30 years, and L&W Autoline 400 for mill optimization since 2006, at its mill, which uses virgin pulp, used paper and bamboo to produce paper and board.”


The value of the contract was not disclosed by ABB.


“The L&W Autoline provides quicker measurement and minimized paper jam due to new functionality, crip paper feeding and removing the curl function, maximizing the customer’s quality control speed,” said Hiromichi Yoda, the Local Division Manager for Process Industries at ABB in Japan.