Valmet to deliver its 200th online fiber analyzer to New-Indy Containerboard

Valmet Corporation's trade press release on October 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. EET

New-Indy Containerboard, LLC will start to predict and control sheet strength with Valmet's fiber analyzer solution. The Valmet Pulp Analyzer, also known as Valmet MAP, and a Valmet Pulp to Paper Optimizer advanced process control solution will be installed at New-Indy Containerboard's 1,000 tons per day containerboard machine in Ontario, California, USA. The project will be implemented during the fourth quarter of 2015.

This will be the first 100% recycled furnish containerboard machine in the world to employ the prediction of important linerboard and corrugating medium sheet strength tests through online fiber analysis. It's also the 200th online fiber analyzer delivered by Valmet globally.

The order is included in Valmet's third quarter 2015 orders received. The value of the order is not disclosed.

Better prediction with modelling

Kris Anderson, Production Manager at New-Indy, explains the multiple benefits the mill staff foresees:  "With strength prediction and model-based controls we expect that we will get more speed from the board machine and run lower basis weights, hence fiber savings on some grades. That is where the return of investment is. We will get a better model of our sheet strength properties and that will improve our quality variability in terms of STFI, Concora and Mullen tests. This modeling capability was a key factor in our decision to buy from Valmet."

Kevin VanPembrook, Valmet's North American Product Manager, says: "This order not only represents the 200th Valmet MAP sold since it was launched in 2005, but it is the first of our newly re-designed Pulp to Paper Optimizer Solution for low-consistency refining at the paper machine. This solution gives additional benefits for our customers, because it continuously predicts their final paper or board strength, and offers a multi-variable control platform to optimize it.

Technical details about the delivery

Valmet Pulp Analyzer's fiber imaging module is equipped with technology that enables the analysis of fiber fibrillation created during refining as well as many other fiber properties important for predicting board sheet strength tests. The fiber furnish samples are taken by Valmet SD 103 process sampling devices at multiple points in cycles of a few minutes. In addition, the analyzer is equipped with the CSF freeness module.

Valmet's Pulp to Paper Optimizer Solution is a multi-variable advanced process control that manages low-consistency refining conditions to consistently achieve final paper or board functional specifications.

Photo of Valmet Pulp Analyzer - Valmet MAP

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For further information, please contact:

Kevin VanPembrook, Product Manager, Pulp&Paper Applications, North America, Automation, Valmet, Phone: +1 770 330 2102

Ismo Joensuu, Manager, Online Paper Analyzers Product Team, Automation, Valmet, Phone: +358 40 7006483

Valmet MAP product information:

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Valmet's vision is to become the global champion in serving its customers.

Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. The strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production. Valmet's advanced automation solutions range from single measurements to mill wide turnkey automation projects.

Valmet's net sales in 2014 were approximately EUR 2.5 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

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About New-Indy Containerboard
New-Indy Containerboard, LLC was formed in 2012 as a joint venture by the Kraft Group, LLC and the Schwarz Partners, LP. The company is the newest independent manufacturer and supplier of recycled containerboard to the corrugated box industry. However, the company is comprised of owners and leadership with decades of experience, and the paperboard mills have been serving the Southland of the USA for thirty plus years. New-Indy Containerboard's vision is "to be the supplier of choice for recycled containerboard. We will be known as the high quality, high service and innovative provider in the markets we serve."

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