Valmet has been selected to supply two more containerboard production lines with associated automation systems for Nine Dragons Industries, a manufacturer of recovered paper based paper, in China.

Under the contract, Valmet will be responsible for the supply of PM 43 and PM 45 container board making lines which are planned to be installed at Nine Dragons Industries' Dongguan and Quanzhou site respectively.

The two new containerboard production lines, which will be designed to produce high-quality testliner grades using 100% recycled raw materials, will be similar to that of the four containerboard machines delivered to Nine Dragons Industries earlier by Valmet.

The scope of delivery under the latest contract includes steam and condensate systems, broke collection pulpers for stock preparation, a board machine from headbox to winder including full scope automation package and process ventilation equipment.

The containerboard machines will feature OptiSizer Combi sizers combining both film and pond application for both sides.

Additionally, the full scope automation packages include Valmet DNA process and machine controls and condition monitoring.

The PM 43 and PM 45, which are planned to be commissioned within a few months' timeframe in 2019, will be equipped to produce testliner grades with a basis weight range of 75-140 g/m2.

Nine Dragons deputy chairman and CEO MC Liu said: "Nine Dragons is committed to produce high quality containerboard products. We can deliver this promise with Valmet's technically advanced board machines.

“Advanced technology and the modern and distinctive industrial design were certainly important factors in these decisions. I'm pleased that Nine Dragons has had such a good cooperation with Valmet in the negotiations of these six machines and all the previous projects.”

Valmet expects the start-ups of the four production lines delivered earlier, to take place a few months apart from each other starting from mid-2018.

Valmet Paper Business Line president Jari Vähäpesola said: "Nine Dragons' decision to purchase six-in-a-row energy and resource efficient containerboard machines is quite exceptional.”

Image: Valmet was earlier selected to deliver four containerboard machines to Nine Dragons in China. Photo: courtesy of Valmet.