Customer case:

Klabin PM27: Rewriting the textbook with Eukaliner®

Shortly after the start-up in the third quarter of 2021, the new kraftliner machine Klabin PM27 was already achieving impressive results in quality and performance indicators. This board machine is rewriting the papermaking textbook with Eukaliner®, the world’s first liner grade based on 100 percent eucalyptus.

When we design a new machine, we always apply the best technology on the market, with robust equipment that consumes less water, energy and steam. This is the goal we always pursue in our projects – we’re always aiming to produce more with fewer resources to improve the company’s sustainability."
Francisco Razzolini, Director of Industrial Technology, Innovation, Sustainability and Pulp Business, Klabin
PM 27 generates an enormous amount of data which helps obtain reliability and better operational results."
Francisco Razzolini, Director of Industrial Technology, Innovation, Sustainability and Pulp Business, Klabin
Summary of the project
Location Klabin S.A., Ortigueira, Brazil
Solution

A new PM27 containerboard machine producing the world's first krafliner using 100 percent eucalyptus.

- Stock preparation and approach flow system

- OptiConcept M board machine from headbox to reel

- Winder with automated transfer rails and roll handling systems

- Air systems for the machine

- A hall ventilation system

- A wet end chemical system and surface starch preparation and sizer supply systems

- Valmet DNA Automation System for process and machine controls and Valmet IQ Quality Management Solution

- A large Valmet Industrial Internet package, including Operator Training Simulators from the beginning to the end of the production process to train and empower the operators

- Valmet Paper Machine Clothing package for start-up for all machine clothing positions

Results

Shortly after the start-up in the third quarter of 2021, the new kraftliner machine was already achieving impressive results in quality and performance indicators.

  • The results during the first months exceed all expectations, with considerable savings in steam, energy and sizing. Steam consumption is between 10 and 15 percent lower, and Eukaliner’s® better heat transfer favors operating the corrugators at machine speeds that are 10 percent faster.
  • Kraftliner production has achieved an excellent basis weight, moisture and thickness profile, and a superior surface finish, because fiber composition is associated with state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Finally, Eukaliner® production requires a smaller planted area to produce the same amount of kraftliner compared than regular paper from different regions of the world. All the aspects are improving sustainability, helping Klabin achieve their sustainability goals for 2030.
Keywords Paper & board, New line, kraftline, sustainability, improved reliability, South America
   
Technical data  
Grades Eukaliner, the world’s first liner grade based on 100 percent eucalyptus. High quality kraftliner and white top liner grades with a design basis weight range of 80-200 g/m
Technical information Design speed of the machine is 1,200 m/min and the design daily capacity 1,555 tonnes.
Start-up Q3/2021