Customer case:

The first OptiConcept M line designed for fine paper production - APRIL Kerinci PM3

Jul 25, 2018

APRIL started up their new OptiConcept M fine paper production line in Pangkalan Kerinci site in Riau Province in Indonesia in 2016. The PM3 is the first Valmet OptiConcept M line designed for fine paper production. APRIL and Valmet have a long history together in Kerinci: in addition to the newest PM3, the site is home also two other Valmet paper machines, PM1 and PM2.

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"The OptiConcept M production line is a really cost-effective machine. PM 3 is very compact overall, and it has lower energy consumption. I really respect these features, and they make this machine totally different compared to the others."
Eduward Ginting, Deputy Operation Mill Director


Location APRIL Kerinci mill in Riau Province, Indonesia
Customer challenge Serving better the high-end digital printing paper segment, which is growing rapidly in Indonesia. 

A complete OptiConcept M fine papermaking line from stock preparation to reel with related automation systems:  

Paper machine automation: 


Cost-efficient papermaking process. Combining the latest papermaking technology with plantation-grown hardwood pulp allows differentiating paper products from printers' perspective. Read more here.

The investment positions APRIL Group's flagship PaperOneTM as the product of choice for professional printers. Equally important was the choice to invest in best-in-class production efficiency, minimizing energy consumption and related emissions providing long-term sustainable production of paper.

Keywords Board and Paper, New lines, Asia-Pacific

Technical data

Grades PaperOneTM uncoated woodfree papers
Basis weight 40 - 140 g/m²
Reel Width 6500 mm 
Design speed 1400 m/min 
Capacity 917 t/d