Customer case:

GSPP PM3 - sustainable containerboard production in Malaysia

Jul 31, 2023

In 2021, GS Paperboard & Packaging (GSPP) started up their PM 3 board machine at their Selangor site in Malaysia. It produces testliner grades from 100 percent recycled raw material and is equipped with the most modern Valmet-supplied papermaking technology.

The most beneficial feature of PM 3 is its energy and raw material efficiency, because we produce lightweight products, and its machine safety, which greatly contributes to our operators’ daily work. We also achieve high end-product quality from PM 3."
Ng Chuan Teik, Production Manager of PM 3 at GSPP


Location Selangor, Malaysia

Stock preparation equipment

Approach flow system

OptiConcept M containerboard making line 


Valmet DNA Automation system

Valmet Industrial Internet applications with remote connections

Paper machine start-up clothing


Results The start-up of the most modern board machine in Malaysia was smooth, and GSPP is very satisfied with the project.  The machine was commissioned successfully, with paper on the reel on September 13, 2021. It’s quite a remarkable result to be able to start up the machine in a single day. Very shortly after that, GSPP was able to produce sellable paper.
Keywords Paper & board, container board, energy efficiency, reduced environmental footprint, Malaysia


Technical data

Grades Testliner grades, from 100 percent recycled raw material
Technical information The design speed of the machine is 1,200 m/min and the basis weight range is 70-180 g/m2.
Start-up August 2021