Valmet to supply an IQ Moisturizer for corrugator to Adara Pakkaus in Finland

Valmet Oyj’s trade press release on April 23, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. EEST

Valmet will supply a Valmet IQ Moisturizer system to Adara Pakkaus Oy in Finland. The system will be automatically controlled according to existing Valmet IQ Warp measurement. The order is a system expansion for the existing Valmet IQ MD Moisture Control System. The target of the investment is to reduce warp waste, improve corrugated board quality and production efficiency.

The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the first quarter 2024. The delivery is scheduled for the third quarter 2024. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

“We have a very good cooperation with Valmet, and now we are upgrading the existing quality management system with an automatic profiler, aiming to reduce Edge-warp and S-warp that are impossible to be corrected with typical corrugator actuators even if they are well-maintained and in perfect condition. We believe that extended quality management solutions will help us to further improve and serve our customers even better,” says Teemu Salo, Managing Director, Adara.

“We are very proud to get a system extension order from Adara, showing us their trust towards Valmet’s expertise. We have earlier supplied Adara with automatic moisture and temperature controls, utilizing the Valmet IQ moisture measurement family to keep moisture levels in balance throughout the process. The IQ Moisturizer will be automatically controlled according to the existing Valmet IQ Warp Measurement, working in parallel with the existing Valmet quality management system in the production line. The target is to ensure sheet flatness also in problematic unbalanced grades in the corrugator and to avoid post-warp,” says Aki Leiniäinen, Technical Sales Manager, Automation Systems business line, Valmet.

Technical information about the delivery

The delivery includes a Valmet IQ Warp Control system and an IQ Moisturizer. It is the most advanced moisturizing system in the industry, used to correct all kinds of warping, decrease cracking tendency and optimize glue consumption. It features air atomized spray nozzles and linear water control valves. Together with the Valmet IQ measurements for automatic MD/CD control, the IQ Moisturizer delivers warp-free production in all circumstances.

The solution is part of the Valmet IQ Quality Management Solutions for monitoring and optimizing process performance and end product quality.

About the customer

Adara Pakkaus Oy is a leading Finnish manufacturer of corrugated board and corrugated packaging. Adara is located in Valkeakoski, Finland, and the history of the mill starts from 1933.

Corporate Communications

For further information, please contact:
Juha Mykkänen, Sales manager, Automation System business line, Valmet, tel. +358 40 543 4704
Aki Leiniäinen, Technical Sales manager, Automation System business line, Valmet, tel. +358 40 771 1884

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 more than 19,000 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. Valmet’s net sales in 2023 were approximately EUR 5.5 billion.

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

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