Valmet will supply a rebuild for ITC Limited’s board machine PM 1A at their Bhadrachalam mill in Telangana, India. The start-up is scheduled for the second quarter 2024. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
The modernization will include an OptiFlo Fourdrinier headbox, modifications in forming section, an IQ Dryness Measurement, a press section rebuild, an IQ Steam Profiler and a coater section rebuild with an OptiDry Coat and an IQ Induction Profiler.
After the rebuild, the PM 1A will be capable of producing high quality solid bleached board (SBS), folding boxboard (FBB), art board grades (ART) and cup board (CUP) for consumer packages with basis weights from 180 to 420 g/m². The wire width of the machine is 3,760 mm, and the machinery has been designed for a production speed at reel of up to 600 m/min.
When the PM 1 was rebuilt in 2018, it was designed for 160,000 tpa, and ITC Limited has been able to produce 200,000 tpa. After this rebuild, they will be able to produce 225,000 tpa.
ITC Limited is an Indian multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal. ITC's Paperboards and Specialty Papers Division is India's largest paper and paperboard company that manufactures packaging and graphic boards accompanied by a diverse range of specialty papers and boards.
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