China’s APP’s Guangxi Jingui Pulp and Paper in China targeting world records
Ospoo, Finland -Valmet will supply a coated board making line (PM 2) with extensive packages of automation and Industrial Internet solutions for APP’s Guangxi Jingui Pulp and Paper’s (GJPP) Qinzhou mill in China giving the mill another world record.
When started-up, PM 2 will be the world’s fastest and very modern coated board making machine with the highest capacity. It will follow the footsteps of APP’s Ningbo PM 4 machine that was started-up in 2014 and is currently the fastest folding box board (FBB) machine in the world.
The PM 2 start-up is scheduled for 2021.
“The most important target for GJPP was that PM 2 will be a high-capacity board machine line with state-of-the-art technology. The customer also emphasized the importance of low operating cost. Valmet’s coated board line’s very low energy and water consumption values were proven to be the lowest ones when comparing to competitors,” says Tim Saresvuo, senior sales manager for Valmet.
The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the first quarter 2020. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The total value of an order of this type and scope is typically around EUR 150-200 million.
Valmet’s delivery for PM 2 will include a high-speed, coated board making line from broke collection to reel and winders. Three OptiFlo Foudrinier headboxes, Opti- Former multi forming section and OptiPress linear press section produce high-quality base board. Four OptiCoat Jet blade coating stations ensure the high coating quality. OptiCoat Dry air dryers are very energy efficient in addition to maintaining the high coating quality. The delivery will also include complete process ventilation system for board machine with Opti- Air high humidity hood and heat recovery. Center-driven OptiReel Linear reel combined with two OptiWin Drum twodrum winders with Dual Unwind deliver substantially high capacity level without any compromises on safety.
The wide automation package includes Valmet DNA automation system for process and drive controls as well as runnability and condition monitoring. The Valmet IQ quality management solution features scanning measurements, related machine and cross direction controls and profilers.
The delivery will also include comprehensive paper machine clothing and consumables packages. The start-up and the further optimization of the new board machine will be supported remotely from Valmet performance center utilizing the latest industrial Internet solutions. Data-based and proactive remote support is fast and efficient way to ensure that the machine is meeting the planned start-up curve.
The 8,850-mm-wide (wire) board machine will produce ivory board grades (folding boxboard, FBB) with the basis weight range of 190-300 g/m2. The design speed of the machine will be 1,450 m/min and the daily capacity approx. 3,800 tonnes.
Guangxi Jingui Pulp and Paper was formally established in 2003 and is a part of APPChina. Total annual production volume of APP’s mills reached 11 million tons. Guangxi Jingui Pulp & Paper employs more than 1,500 employees.