Valmet to provide multiple Valmet IQ quality control systems for tissue machines in Asia Pacific

May 17, 2023

Valmet has received several orders for quality control systems from multiple tissue makers in Asia Pacific. The deliveries will include non-radioactive weight measurements and state-of-the-art online softness measurements. The system with online measurements will enable the mill to optimize tissue softness and creping with real-time information, as well as achieve high quality. 

The orders are included in Valmet's orders received for the fourth quarter of 2022. The value of the orders will not be disclosed

Our target is to produce premium quality of end product to meet market requirement. Therefore, we aim to improve paper quality constantly with proven solution. We’re happy to select Valmet as partner supporting us to achieve the goals.” Says Hirokazu Haraguchi, Project Manager, Chuetsu Pulp & Paper. 

“We’re delighted to provide our quality control solutions to the tissue makers in Asia Pacific. We look forward to supporting customers to improve the tissue quality properties such as softness, and  to optimize creping with our proven technology.” says Makoto Saito, Senior Manager, Pulp and Paper Solutions, Asia Pacific, Automation Systems business line, Valmet.


Technical details about Valmet's delivery 

The Valmet IQ Quality Control System (QCS) with IQ Softness Measurement will be installed at Chuetsu Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd, Takaoka mill PM6, in Japan. 

The delivery to a tissue customer India includes QCS with Valmet IQ Fiber and Valmet IQ Softness Measurements and CD dilution control to its tissue machines 1,2,3. The customer wants to have precise measurement and control for tissue weight, moisture and softness to optimize crepe blade life. 

The delivery to a tissue customer in Thailand includes QCS with non-radioactive weight measurement The high-resolution CD profiles measured by Valmet IQ Fiber provide a solid foundation for machine- and cross-direction controls, which ensure accurate and stable sheet quality measurements in the demanding environment of the tissue machine.


Information about the customer 

Chuetsu Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd. is a pulp and paper manufacturer in Japan. The Company produces pulp, general paper, kraft wrapping paper, paperboard, and newsprint. Chuetsu Pulp & Paper also makes specialty paper, such as water and oil repellent paper.


For further information, please contact:

Makoto Saito, Senior Manager, Pulp and Paper Solutions, Asia Pacific, Automation Systems business line, Valmet, tel.+81367443074

Mikko Viitamäki, Business Manager, Quality Management Solutions, Automation Systems business line, Valmet, +358443881133



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