Valmet will supply a coated board machine (PM2) with extensive packages of automation and Industrial Internet solutions for APP’s Guangxi Jingui Pulp and Paper’s (GJPP) Qinzhou mill in China. The start-up is scheduled for 2021. When started-up, PM2 will be the world’s fastest and most modern coated board machine with the highest capacity. It will follow the footsteps of APP’s Ningbo PM4 machine that was started-up in 2014 and is currently the fastest folding box board (FBB) machine in the world.
Valmet’s delivery for PM2 will include a high-speed coated board line from broke collection to reel and winders. Three OptiFlo Foudrinier headboxes, OptiFormer Multi forming section and OptiPress Linear press section will produce high-quality base board. Four OptiCoat Jet blade coating stations ensure the high coating quality. OptiCoat Dry air dryers are very energy efficient in addition to maintaining the high coating quality. The delivery will also include complete process ventilation system for the board machine with OptiAir high humidity hood and heat recovery. Centre-driven OptiReel Linear reel combined with two OptiWin Drum two-drum winders with Dual Unwind deliver substantially high capacity without any compromises on safety.
The wide automation package includes Valmet DNA Automation System for process and drive controls as well as runnability and condition monitoring. The Valmet IQ Quality Management Solution features scanning measurements, related machine and cross direction controls and profilers. The delivery will also include a comprehensive Paper Machine Clothing, spare parts and consumables packages.
The 8,850mm-wide (wire) board machine will produce ivory board grades with the basis weight range of 190-300gsm. The design speed of the machine will be 1,450m/min and the daily capacity approximately 3,800 tonnes.