The whole investment is the largest in the history of BillerudKorsnäs and one of the largest in Sweden in recent years. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The start-up of the new equipment is planned to first quarter 2019.
BillerudKorsnäs is investing in Gruvön mill to meet the growing demand for sustainable packaging solutions for food and beverages globally. “Valmet’s automatic pulper feed system, including bale storage, destacking and dewiring for baled pulp, will make the bale receiving line process efficient and safe, ensuring a good area working environment. With the new automatic system, based on Valmet’s proven Bale handling with RoboSafety(TM) technology, BillerudKorsnäs will ensure the stock feed for the new board machine with a minimum of operator intervention,” says Per Jangdal, Sales Manager at Valmet.
“To adapt pulp production to the new requirements, TwinRoll presses will be placed in close vicinity to the new board machine stock preparation. Our presses will wash the pulp one last time before it moves to the new board machine,” says Patrik Lidbäck, Sales Manager at Valmet.
BillerudKorsnäs is a leading company within renewable packaging materials. Together with their partners, they create sustainable packaging solutions. The company has about 4,200 employees and eight production units, one of which is the Gruvön mill. BillerudKorsnäs head office is located in Solna, Sweden.