Valmet-supplied Shinmoorim Paper, Chinju PM 3 sets new speed record

Published Jan 26, 2000 00.00.00 +2 GMT

Communications/Juha Kinnunen

The Valmet-supplied PM 3 at Shinmoorim Paper's Chinju mill in South Korea has established a new world speed record for fine paper manufacture. The official 24-hour speed record of 1472 m/min (4,829 fpm) was reached on 20-21 January 2000. Earlier, during last week's speed trials, the machine even ran at a speed of 1500 m/min for some hours.

Shinmoorim Paper Mfg. Co. is one of Korea's leading paper companies, with exports around the world. Their Chinju PM 3, which produces base paper for double-coated WF art paper in a basis weight range of 44 to 90 g/m2, was started up on 31 May 1999.

The highly successful machine consists of the following Valmet components: SymFlo D headbox, SpeedFormer HHS MB former, SymPress B press section, SymRun & SymDry dryer section, SymSizer film press, hood and air systems, OptiHard calender, and OptiReel. The wire width is 4,150 mm (163 in.) and web width at reel 3,680 mm.

The record is an excellent tribute to Valmet's papermaking technology capabilities, the mill's very skillful operating personnel, and the good cooperation between Shinmoorim Paper and Valmet.

Valmet also supplied 2 OptiLoad calenders, stock preparation equipment, machine hall ventilation, and extensive Damatic XDi automation and information systems, PaperIQ for paper quality control and a Sensodec condition monitoring system for the record-breaking production line.

Paper machines supplied by Valmet currently hold world speed record titles in LWC and SC paper manufacture as well.

For further information: Mr. Veli-Pekka Laukkanen, Senior Vice President, References and Projects, tel. +358 20 482 150.