Valmet for Nine Dragons in China

Valmet is to supply two containerboard lines and related automation systems for Nine Dragons Industries Co Ltd in China. The new lines (PM 39 in Quanzhou and PM 40 in Chongqing) will produce high quality Testliner and fluting grades out of 100 per cent recycled raw materials. The start-ups of the machines are scheduled for 2018.

The order was included in Valmet’s fourth quarter of 2016 orders received. The value of an order of this type and scale is typically valued around €110-130 million.

“The order is a continuation of the long and good cooperation between Nine Dragons and Valmet. We have done business together for many years. In a project of this magnitude, the customer needs to have a reliable partner to ensure fast start-up and good capabilities for continuous services and production support,” says Jari Vähäpesola, President of Paper Business Line, Valmet.

“The modern industrial design of the board machines proved to be important decision making criteria as well. The delivery will include led lighting and video screens located at the both ends of the machine. In addition to increasing safety and usability, they have a positive effect on the customer’s brand. The board machines are also very energy and resource efficient and suitable for high-speed production”, comments Pekka Turtinen, Senior Sales Manager at Valmet.

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