The OptiWin Pulp is a two-drum winder specially developed for winding of both fluff and dissolving pulp. Winding of pulp differs significantly from winding of paper or board. Pulp winding requires different solutions, e.g. winding, set changes and tail threading.
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Success is a joint effort and requires persistent work. This philosophy is embraced at Opal's Botany Mill in Australia with excellent results. Supported by Valmet, the mill is recognized as an industry benchmark for containerboard manufacturing, achieving production records year after year.
The textile industry is increasingly interested in more sustainable cellulose-based textiles and textile recycling. Valmet sees significant business potential in the industry, as its technology and expertise are applicable to textile fiber processes.
In November 2020, Blue Paper launched the “Vulcan” project by modernizing its paper machine dryer section to increase its capacity and performed various maintenance tasks. During the six-week shutdown, the safety of everyone was secured despite the ongoing pandemic.
In 2020, Burgo's Verzuolo converted their existing paper machine to OCC board grades. This meant high-quality grades with minimal virgin fibers and low operating costs. Everyone involved was very pleased with the results.
The redesign of the suction press roll cover has not only solved a persistent problem of shadow marking at Siam Kraft board mill. It has also helped the mill meet their goals for sustainability, cost-effectiveness and the circular economy by reducing fiber consumption.