To GS Paperboard & Packaging of Malaysia

Valmet will supply an OptiConcept M containerboard line with automation solutions and a winder to GS Paperboard & Packaging (GSPP) Sdn., Bhd. in Selangor, Malaysia. With the new production line PM 3, GSPP will produce high-quality testliner and fluting grades as well as strengthen its position in the Malaysian market. The start-up of PM 3 is scheduled for 2021.

“We have built a strong and long-lasting relationship with Valmet, which set a very good base for the negotiations. Their excellent references were another important factor. OptiConcept M boardmaking lines stand out with their energy- and resource-efficient processes and high-speed production,” says Sia Boon Soon, President of GS Paperboard & Packaging.

Delivery will include equipment for the stock preparation system with broke and approach flow systems. The delivery for the new high-capacity containerboard machine will include an OptiConcept M, which is the 26th line sold globally. The delivery consists of a complete machine from headbox to reel followed by an OptiWin Drum two-drum winder with transfer rails. The delivery will also include an OptiAir Hood high humidity hood, OptiAir Recovery heat recovery with other related air and ventilation systems, a surface starch preparation system and supply system for sizer as well as a Valmet Paper Machine Clothing package for start-up. The automation delivery includes DNA Automation System for process and machine controls and IQ Quality Management Solution.

The 7,250mm wide (wire) containerboard machine will produce fluting and testliner grades with a design basis weight range of 70-180gsm. The design speed of the machine will be 1,200m/min with a design daily capacity of 1,445 tonnes.

GS Paperboard & Packaging Group Sdn., Bhd. (GSPP) is the largest containerboard and integrated paper and packaging manufacturer in Malaysia with two paper machines and multiple converting plants. It operates as a subsidiary of Oji Holdings Corporation, which is Asia’s biggest and the world’s fourth largest pulp and paper company.