Valmet Provides Press Technology Upgrade to Natron-Hayat Pulp and Paper Mill in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Natron-Hayat’s pulp and paper mill in Maglaj, Bosnia and Herzegovina, has ordered a press technology upgrade from Valmet. The delivery includes two refurbished twin-roll presses as well as additional equipment and services to ensure trouble-free operation of the presses.

The order was included in orders received from Valmet for the first quarter of 2022. Delivery will be completed in September 2022. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

One of Valmet’s TwinRoll presses will be installed in the pulp mill to increase washing efficiency plant stage. The other will replace three old existing presses. It will improve the dewatering ability of the high consistency refining stage of the press section before the bag paper machine. This type of upgrade service improves process reliability and performance and is a good example of Valmet’s sustainable solutions and circularity.

“We are currently planning to increase our production capacity, and the press technology update provided by Valmet will have a significant positive effect on the operating conditions of the Maglaj plant,” says Mirko Stanicexecutive technical director, Natron-Hayat Maglaj.

“We are very proud of the opportunity to start working more closely with Natron-Hayat. I believe this delivery will help us establish a lasting partnership with the customer to maximize reliability and optimize the performance of the Maglaj pulp and paper mill. Additionally, it increases Valmet’s installed base and credentials in the rapidly growing and strategically important packaging paper market,” says Balazs Hornyak, Mill Sales Manager, Valmet.

Valmet’s delivery will include two refurbished twin roll presses with a electric roller drive upgrade and additional equipment, such as a medium consistency pump and electric drives. It will also include supervision, assembly and start-up.

Natron-Hayat doo Maglaj is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The main products of the factory are kraft paper, shopping bags, corrugated cardboard and other packaging products. Natron-Hayat doo is a member of the international group Hayat Holding.