Posted 八月 18, 2016
The start-up of Kotkamills' rebuilt board machine 2 (BM2) in Finland took place on July 22, 2016. Valmet-supplied key technology and automation package for the extensive paper machine grade conversion project. The printing paper (MFC) production line was converted to produce a range of folding boxboards and food service boards, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
"Our BM2 is the first machine in the world to have the capability to produce dispersion barrier coatings directly on the machine, producing barrier boards that can be recycled with normal paper waste due to having zero plastic content. The interest in our new sustainable products has been massive. The new machine offers a wide range of interesting possibilities for converters, brand owners and designers alike," says Markku Hämäläinen, CEO of Kotkamills.
Valmet's delivery included equipment for stock preparation, a new coating section with two layering curtain coating stations, a blade coating station with roll application, a sizing section with film application and all related coating air dryers. A wide scope of equipment for coating color kitchen and machine circulation for sizing and coating was included. The delivery also included a center driven reel, a two-drum compact winder, modernization of dryer section and calender.
Kotkamills Oy produces folding boxboard and food service board, saturating base kraft papers for laminate production, impregnated products and sawn timber.
Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries.