Valmet to supply a high-capacity winder to Gascogne Papier in France

Valmet Oyj’s press release July 19, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. EEST 

Valmet will supply a new high-capacity winder to Gascogne Papier in France. The winder will be delivered for the paper machine PM 7 at their Mimizan site. The start-up of the machine is scheduled for 2025.

The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the second quarter 2023. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

“This winder will be a key contributor to the top-level quality of our future papers, which will reinforce the current positioning of Gascogne Papier as a world leading kraft paper producer,” says Régis Laffont, Industrial Director, Gascogne Papier.

“To meet their high capacity and quality targets, the customer was searching for a supplier capable of providing a high-quality winder. Our solution and expertise reassured them and confirmed that we are a frontrunner in the winding technology,” says Yannick Duperrier, Senior Mill Sales Manager, EMEA Area, Valmet.

Technical information about the delivery

Valmet's delivery will include a high-capacity OptiWin two-drum compact winder that has a wide production range with different widths and diameters of shipping rolls. As a key solution for high-quality multi-roll winding, the winder is equipped with pro-active dual spreading.

The winder is also equipped with an automated butt-joint splicing for achieving the customer’s high-capacity targets. In addition, the delivery will include a wide site service for easier project handling, maintenance master data, Slitter Management Program, a spare parts package, and Valmet Industrial Internet solutions, such as Valmet Winder Diagnostics.

PM 7 produces natural machine-glazed and sack kraft paper grades. The new winder will handle parent rolls with a width of 6,870 mm and a diameter of 3,200 mm. The paper machine’s design speed is 1,300 m/min and the daily design capacity is 450 tons.

About the customer

Gascogne Papier is one of Groupe Gascogne’s four businesses. Gascogne was founded in 1925 in the Landes area of southwestern France. Gascogne Papier offers a wide range of natural, technical, and innovative papers for packaging and industry. Gascogne Papier is a long-time leader in natural unbleached Kraft paper. Their integrated pulp and paper plant located in Mimizan, France produces 150,000 tons annually on four paper machines and one coating machine.

Corporate Communications 

For further information, please contact: 
Kari Räisänen, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Board and Paper Mills, Paper business line, Valmet, tel. +358 40 518 0567
Esa Ananin, Product Sales Manager, Board and Paper Mills, Paper business line, Valmet, tel. +358 46 923 3643

Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. With our automation systems and flow control solutions we serve an even wider base of process industries. Our 17,500 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers’ performance forward – every day.

The company has over 220 years of industrial history and a strong track record in continuous improvement and renewal. In 2022, a major milestone was achieved when the flow control company Neles was merged into Valmet. Valmet’s net sales in 2022 were approximately EUR 5.1 billion.  

Valmet’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and the head office is in Espoo, Finland.     

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