Valmet has been selected to supply an OptiFlo Layering Fourdrinier headbox with Aqua layering technology, Conical Refiners Pro and Conflo to Shree Ajit Pulp and Paper Limited for their Unit 2 Mill at Vapi, Gujarat in India, where they produce kraftliner and white top testliner. The start-up is planned for the first quarter 2024.
“Valmet’s latest technologies will enable us to produce lightweight end products. We are proud of this step and the association with Valmet to differentiate ourselves in the Indian market. This will be the first installation of these novel headbox technologies in India. The next step would be to automate the machine and process systems with Valmet’s solutions,” says Gautam D Shah, Chairman and Managing Director, Shree Ajit Pulp and Paper Limited.
“We are pleased to be Shree Ajit’s partner supporting them to achieve their business goals. The new headbox technologies with proven references in Europe and Asia will bring the possibility to produce a two-layer sheet using only one headbox and one forming unit. The layering headbox with the patented Aqua layering technology produces a disturbance-free, purely layered structure that boosts strength properties,” says Varun Jain, Director, India Region, Asia Pacific, Valmet.
The delivery includes an OptiFlo Layering Fourdrinier headbox with Aqua layering technology as well as new generation Valmet Conical Refiners Pro and Conflo for producing microfibrillated cellulose (MFC). Valmet Conical Refiner Pro with its higher installed power throughput raises the refining efficiency, achieving a good fibrillation of the fibers without cutting. The delivery also includes a Valmet IQ Quality Control System (QCS), a Valmet IQ Dilution Profiler and a Valmet IQ Steam Profiler.