Valmet has confirmed it will supply two more containerboard machines with related automation systems for Nine Dragons Industries Co Ltd in China. The new paper machines will be located in Hebei (PM 41) and Shenyang (PM 42) and are similar to the previous orders of PM 39 and PM 40 announced in March 2017.
Nine Dragons also purchased steam and condensate systems for these new lines and for the previous machines (PM 39, PM 40, PM 41 and PM 42). All the machines will be designed to produce high-quality testliner grades out of 100 per cent recycled raw materials. The start-ups of PM 41 and PM 42 are scheduled only a few months apart, for late 2018 and early 2019. The start-ups of the two previous production lines are also scheduled a few months apart starting from the middle of 2018.
“The paper industry in China is very active and our customers value sustainable and innovative paper and board making technology. The high activity is well demonstrated by this Nine Dragons’ decision to purchase four-in-a-row energy and resource efficient containerboard machines within a very short time,” says Jari Vähäpesola, President of Paper Business Line, Valmet.
PM 41 and PM 42 will produce testliner grades with a basis weight range of 75-140 gsm.