Valmet to supply automation and quality control systems to Irani Papel e Embalagem in Brazil

Valmet Oyj’s trade press release on December 30, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. EET

Valmet will supply Valmet DNA Automation System and Valmet IQ Quality Control System to Irani Papel e Embalagem (Irani) for their Gaia Platform at Vargem Bonita Mill, located in Santa Catarina state, Brazil. Irani selected Valmet’s automation system based on good references in technology, service support and low ownership costs. The installation is scheduled to start in September 2022.

The order was included in Valmet's orders received of the third quarter 2021. The value of the order is not disclosed.

“We are investing in advanced and proven technologies in our Gaia Platform, with the objective of increasing competitiveness, production capacity and energy efficiency. We look forward to continuing the cooperation with Valmet on the automation system to take the factory to a new level,” says Henrique Zugman, Paper and Forestry Businesses Officer at Irani.

“We are delighted to be selected to provide our automation solution to Irani’s GAIA I Project. It will ensure them an easier, more efficient and secure operation and maintenance through common user interface and engineering environment,” says Simone Almeida, Application Manager for automation systems in Valmet’s Automation business line, South America.

Valmet will deliver automation and quality control systems to Irani.

Technical details about the delivery

Valmet’s delivery includes the design, engineering, manufacturing, factory acceptance test and installation of Valmet DNA Automation System. The distributed control system (DCS) will cover the recovery boiler, causticizing, utilities, evaporation and cooking areas. All controls are in one platform that allows users an easy access to the data and efficient collaboration. The future-proof solution supports the extensions of Valmet Industrial Internet applications.

The Valmet IQ Quality Control System (QCS) will be supplied for the rebuild of winder in Irani’s paper machine 2. Valmet IQ Scanners provide accurate and stable sheet quality measurements in demanding machine conditions, improving paper quality and efficiency while reducing costs.

About Irani

Founded in 1941 and controlled since 1994 by Grupo Habitasul, a traditional business group in the southern region of the country, Irani Papel e Embalagem is today one of the leaders in the corrugated cardboard packaging sector in Brazil, in addition to being a reference in the packaging paper sector. With integrated production, its own forests, self-generated energy and constantly updated machinery and equipment, Irani produces packaging paper, corrugated cardboard sheets and boxes, pine resins, rosin and turpentine, ensuring the supply of high-quality renewable raw material products and competitiveness. Irani has 5 production units: two in Vargem Bonita, Santa Catarina, one in Santa Luzia, Minas Gerais, one in Indaiatuba, São Paulo and one in Balneário Pinhal, Rio Grande do Sul, in addition to forests in the states of Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, and offices in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, and Joaçaba, Santa Catarina.

Corporate Communications 

For further information, please contact:
Simone Almeida, Application manager, Automation business line, South America, Valmet, tel. +55 15 99861-5466 -
Angelo Silva, product manager, Automation business line, South America, Valmet, tel. +55 15 99742-7643 -
Mikko Viitamäki, Business Manager, Quality Control Systems, Automation business line, Valmet, tel. +358 44 388 1133

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