Valmet will upgrade Mercer Rosenthal’s Valmet IQ Quality Control System with latest technology

Valmet Oyj’s trade press release on June 9, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. EET 

Valmet and Mercer Rosenthal deepen their long-term partnership as Valmet will upgrade Mercer Rosenthal’s mill’s Valmet IQ Quality Control System with the new scanner and related measurements. Valmet delivered the existing quality control system in 1999, and after more than 20 years of reliable operation, Mercer Rosenthal made the decision to upgrade its aging system to ensure its continuous sustainability and reliability.  

The order was included in Valmet's orders received of the first quarter 2021. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The commissioning will take place in September 2021.

“This upgrade is a great example of a lifecycle roadmap handled in close co-operation with our customer Mercer Rosenthal. The plant will benefit from the latest generation of our proven Valmet IQ Quality Management System, which will continuously improve the process performance while achieving savings in fibers, chemicals, and energy,” says Steffen Seeger, Service Engineer, Automation business line, Valmet.

Valmet IQ Quality Control System (QCS) helps to improve process performance while achieving savings in fibers, chemicals, and energy.

Technical information about the delivery

The delivery consists of Valmet IQ Quality Control System with a new 8th generation Valmet IQ Scanner. Additionally, included are Valmet IQ Pulp Weight Measurement, Valmet IQ Microwave Moisture Measurement and Valmet IQ Web Color Measurement. The measurements help to ensure more precise control of machine and cross direction properties such as color control or moisture content.

About the customer

Mercer Rosenthal is part of the North American Mercer International Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of long fiber pulp. The company’s pulp mill ‘Zellstoff- und Papierfabrik Rosenthal GmbH’ (ZPR) is one of the most modern pulp factories in Europe with a history of more than 130 years. The mill produces two main grades of pulp: elemental chlorine-free bleached kraft pulp (ECF) and totally chlorine-free bleached kraft pulp with an annual production of more than 360,000 tons of pulp.

Corporate Communications 

For further information, please contact:
Steffen Seeger, QMS & Automation systems Service Engineer, Automation business line, Valmet,  

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers. 

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.  

Valmet's net sales in 2020 were approximately EUR 3.7 billion. Our 14,000 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 Helsinki.  

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