Valmet and Neles Automation rebuild Stora Enso BM in Imatra, Finland

Published Jan 13, 2000 00.00.00 +2 GMT

Valmet and Neles Automation will supply Stora Enso Packaging Boards of Imatra, Finland with a rebuild of their board machine no. 4. The main target of the modernization is to improve the printability characteristics of the liquid packaging boards produced. The project will be carried out in November-December this year.

The Valmet delivery will consist of a dilution-control SymFlo TD headbox and a fourdrinier forming section for the filler ply; a rearrangement of the dryer section; Valmet’s new FoilForce ropeless tail threading system for the calender area; short circulation system for the dilution control; mechanical drives for the entire machine; alterations to the vacuum and lubrication systems; modernization of machine controls; an IQDilution system; spare rolls; assembly, start-up and training services; ventilation system rebuild; calender pulper and broke conveyer. The delivery will be handled by Valmet’s unit in Jyväskylä, Finland.

The order also includes a nelesDNA process automation system and modifications of the process information system, both delivered by Neles Automation.

The rebuilt machine will have a capacity of 230,000 tpy, the basis weight range being 200 - 400 gsm.

Valmet Corporation is the world's leading supplier of technology, systems and equipment for the pulp, paper, converting and panelboard industries. It was formed by merging Valmet Corporation's paper technology and Sunds Defibrator's fiber technology operations. In 1998, Valmet's pro forma net sales was EUR 1.9 billion and it had a personnel of 10,900.

Valmet is part of Metso Corporation, the other business areas of which are automation and control technology (Neles Automation) and machinery. The pro forma net sales of Metso Corporation was EUR 3.7 billion in 1998 and personnel totaled approximately 23,000. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki Exchanges and New York Stock Exchange.

For more information: Mr. Kalevi Unkila, Vice President, Sales, tel. +358 40 5460 001