Valmet to supply an OptiFlo headbox and Valmet Conical Refiners to Shree Ajit Pulp and Paper Limited in India

Valmet Oyj’s trade press release on July 4, 2023 at 11:15 a.m. EEST

Valmet has been selected to supply an OptiFlo Layering Fourdrinier headbox with Aqua layering technology, Valmet Conical Refiners Pro and Conflo to Shree Ajit Pulp and Paper Limited for their Unit 2 Mill at Vapi, Gujarat in India. The start-up is planned for the first quarter 2024.

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

“Valmet’s latest technologies will enable us to produce lightweight end products. We are proud of this step and the association with Valmet to differentiate ourselves in the Indian market. This will be the first installation of these novel headbox technologies in India. The next step would be to automate the machine and process systems with Valmet’s solutions,” says Gautam D Shah, Chairman and Managing Director, Shree Ajit Pulp and Paper Limited.

“We are pleased to be Shree Ajit’s partner supporting them to achieve their business goals. The new headbox technologies with proven references in Europe and Asia will bring the possibility to produce a two-layer sheet using only one headbox and one forming unit. The layering headbox with the patented Aqua layering technology produces a disturbance-free, purely layered structure that boosts strength properties,” says Varun Jain, Director, India Region, Asia Pacific, Valmet.

Technical information of the delivery

The delivery includes an OptiFlo Layering Fourdrinier headbox with Aqua layering technology as well as new generation Valmet Conical Refiners Pro and Conflo for producing microfibrillated cellulose (MFC). Valmet Conical Refiner Pro with its higher installed power throughput raises the refining efficiency, achieving a good fibrillation of the fibers without cutting.

The delivery also includes a Valmet IQ Quality Control System (QCS), a Valmet IQ Dilution Profiler and a Valmet IQ Steam Profiler. The end products will be kraft liner and white top testliner.

Information about Shree Ajit Pulp and Paper Limited

Shree Ajit Pulp and Paper Limited is one of the top kraft paper manufacturers in India. They manufacture premium grade kraft paper with a basis weight range of 70–350 g/m2 in their existing plant and plan to manufacture 45–150 g/m2 in the new plant. Their products are 100% recycled and used by various companies in India and globally.

Corporate Communications

For further information, please contact:
Varun Jain, Director, India Region, Asia Pacific, Valmet, tel. +91 96548 13696
Marko Oinonen, Sales Director, Asia Pacific, Board and Paper Mills, Paper business line, Valmet, tel. +358 50 562 7240

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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