Posted February 13, 2018
Valmet will supply a wet end rebuild with installation for Sappi Gratkorn Mill in Austria. The goal of the rebuild is to improve paper machine (PM 9) efficiency, reliability and energy efficiency. The start-up of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for 2019. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The value of an order of this type is typically around Euro 10-20 million, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
Valmet's delivery includes number of modifications to the paper machine wet end. The press section will be rebuilt into an OptiPress Center with modern shoe press technology and the best runnability components available in the market. OptiPress Center provides higher solids and better runnability, thus, lowers energy consumption and improves efficiency. The off-machine coater will be equipped with Valmet Water Jet Turn-up Device for fast parent roll changes. All the equipment will be delivered with installation.
PM 9 produces coated fine paper grades in the design basis weight of 66 g/m². The mill has a total capacity of 980,000 tonnes/year.
Sappi Gratkorn Mill is part of Sappi Europe. The mill produces 980,000 tonnes of high-quality double and triple coated papers annually which are used for premium quality publications all over the world. The mill produces 250,000 tonnes totally chlorine free (TCF) chemical pulp for own consumption and it has an annual sheet finishing capacity of 875,000 tonnes.
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