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Valmet to supply Eren Paper’s Shotton Mill in UK

Published on :Monday, May 9, 2022

Valmet will soon supply Old Corrugated Containers (OCC), stock preparation and container board lines with a large scope of automation systems, Industrial Internet solutions and services to Eren Paper’s Shotton Mill Limited in the United Kingdom. The new container board making line (PM3) will produce high-quality testliner and fluting grades, and it will use 100% recycled paper. The start-up of PM3 is scheduled for the second quarter of 2024.

The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the second quarter 2022. The value of the order will not be disclosed. A project of this size and scope is typically valued at around EUR 150–170 million. “Shotton’s new container board machine will make our paper mill the largest and most technologically advanced paper mill in the UK. We chose a board making line with high performance, high speed, and higher production rates”, says Hamdullah Eren, Chairman of Board, Eren Paper/Modern Karton.

“Our technical highlights together with the speed and production potential of the container board machine were definitely the decisive factors to Eren Paper. Valmet’s OptiAir impingement dryer will give substantially higher runnability, and hard nip sizer will increase the strength properties of the produced board. All these arguments were supported by the results from the references we presented to Eren Paper. Additionally, the OCC line will be the largest one delivered by Valmet”, says Mika Ollikainen, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Valmet.

Valmet’s delivery will include a new OCC line with reject handling, stock preparation, and approach flow system, and a high-speed container board machine. The OCC line is featured with an extensive product portfolio of the latest technology for extreme cleanliness and strength. It is equipped with two bale handling systems; two vertical pulping stations; HC, LC and reverse cleaning; coarse screening, fractionation, and LF screening; LF dispersion; and SF and LF refining technology.

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