Valmet announces that a fine paper production line it supplied to Asia Symbol Paper Company’s paper mill in Xin Hui, Guangdong province in southeast China, successfully started up on January 29 — one month ahead of schedule.
The new production line, PM 12, has produced high quality, saleable, fine paper from the start.
“The start-up itself was smooth: the machine is operating well and the number of web breaks has remained very low. The start-up curve has proven to be excellent with high daily tonnages,” said Jari Laine, Senior Project Manager, Valmet.
Valmet’s delivery included a complete fine paper making line from stock preparation to reel with an approach flow system, white water systems, air systems, and machine clothing, as well as a winder.
Valmet also supplied a comprehensive automation package comprises Valmet DNA process, machine and drive controls and conditioning monitoring as well as Valmet IQ quality control system and profilers. The delivery will also include wet end analyzers.
PM 12 is a 9.35 meter-wide (wire) machine producing woodfree uncoated paper grades in the basis weight of 80 g/m2. The production capacity of the machine is approximately 1,700 tons per day and the design speed 1,800 m/min.
Asia Symbol is part of RGE (Royal Golden Eagle) Group, a leading producer of pulp and paper. The Group has an annual production capacity of 1.8 million tons of pulp, 1.0 million tons of fine paper and 470,000 tons of paperboard.