Investlesprom starts up a Vaahto-supplied LWC paper machine in Russia

November 30, 2011

Nov 30, 2011. /Lesprom Network/. Vaahto paper-making machine PM7 up is and running at Kama mill in Krasnokamsk city (Perm region) in Russia. The first coated paper was manufactured on November 3, 2011. Vaahto Paper Technology start-up crew together with Kama professionals confirm that characteristics of paper produced with unique innovative technology meet world standards, as the company said in a press release received by Lesprom Network.

“The manufacture of the first in Russia coated paper is the key point of large LWC-Kama investment project,” says Oleg Arminen, general director of JVC Investlesprom.

Investlesprom managed to give the second life to the oldest Russian “Kama” Pulp-and-Paper Mill through setting up on its base a modern unique facility of hardwood processing and production of coated paper. Now there are two enterprises producing unique paper grades in Russia within Investlesprom group: Segezha PPM produces high quality microcrepe sack paper and Kama PPM produces low weight coated (LWC) paper.

“Today the first stage of RUB 6 billion ($194 million) investment project is actually accomplished,” continues Vasily Preminin, executive director of JVC Investlesprom’s Pulp and Paper Division. In 2008-2011 the following production facilities were built: new woodyard, BCTMP department, coating kitchen, paper-making machine No 7 with the winder and automatic packaging line. The Kama Mill utilizes Manufacturing execution systems (MES).

Estimated LWC production volume is some 86,000 tons per year. The wire width of the machine is 3700 mm and design speed 1050 m/min.

In light-weighted coated paper manufacture unique technology of making paper out of birch BCTMP is used for the first time in the world. The technology is developed and patented by Investlesprom experts.

Light-weighted coated paper production project is very important for Russia, it is oriented towards meeting domestic customers’ demands and partial replacement of imported paper from Europe and Asia.

Equipment were manufactured in Vaahto´s workshops in Hollola and Tampere in Finland, and Vaahto´s deliveries included also important equipment and services from other remarkable sub-suppliers like Honeywell, TM-Systems, UMV Coating Systems and Gapcon.

Vaahto Paper Technology is part of Vaahto Group, which is a globally operating high technology company serving process industry in the fields of pulp and paper machinery and process machinery.


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