Valmet will provide major delivery to Eren Paper’s Shotton mill in the UK, including OCC, stock picking and container board lines

HELSINKI, May 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Valmet will supply former corrugated container (OCC), stock picking and containerboard lines with a wide range of automation systems, industrial internet solutions and services to Shotton Mill Limited by Eren Paper in the UK. The new containerboard manufacturing line (PM3) will produce high quality testliner and flute grades, and it will use 100% recycled paper. The start of PM3 is scheduled for the second quarter of 2024.

The order is included in orders received from Valmet for the second quarter of 2022. The value of the order will not be disclosed. A project of this size and scope is typically valued at approximately 150 euros170 million.

“Shotton’s new container board machine will make our stationery the largest and most technologically advanced stationery in the UK. We chose a carton making line with high performance, high speed and higher production rates,” says Hamdallah ErenChairman of the Board, Eren Paper/Modern Karton.

“Our technical strengths along with the speed and production potential of the corrugated board machine were undoubtedly the deciding factors for Eren Paper. Valmet’s OptiAir impact dryer will offer significantly higher runnability, and the hard pinch will increase the strength properties of the paperboard produced. All these arguments were supported by the results of the benchmarks we presented to Eren Paper. In addition, the OCC line will be the largest delivered by Valmet,” says Mika OllikainenVice President, Sales and Marketing, Valmet.

Technical delivery information

Valmet delivery will include new OCC line with reject handling, stock preparation, and approach flow system, and a high-speed cardboard machine. The OCC range features an extensive product portfolio of the latest technology for extreme cleanliness and strength. It is equipped with two bale handling systems; two vertical pulping stations; HC, LC and reverse cleaning; coarse screening, fractionation and LF screening; LF scatter; and SF and LF refining technology.

In addition to the OCC line, a high-speed machine for packaging cartons, from headbox to winding and winding, will be included. A two-layer OptiFlo Layering Gap headbox and an OptiFormer Gap forming unit with shoe and blade technology will be followed by an OptiPress Linear press section. An OptiRun Single drying section will be equipped with an OptiDry Twin impact drying unit to provide superior drying efficiency, excellent workability and better draft control.

An OptiSizer Hard pinch sizer will provide higher strength properties. An OptiReel Linear and a very high capacity OptiWin Pro twin drum pro reel fitted with Dual Unwind will be installed to meet the high capacity objectives of the machine. A wide range of board machine process ventilation systems with an OptiAir high humidity hood, as well as starch preparation, continuous surface size preparation and an OptiSizer infeed system will be included.

Automation delivery will include Valmet DNA automation system including process controls, machine controls, runnability and condition monitoring, Valmet IQ quality control system, Valmet IQ Web Inspection, Valmet IQ Web Monitoring System, Valmet Paper Lab and Valmet Retention Measurement.

The start-up and further optimization of the new board machine will be supported by a performance agreement in cooperation with Shotton Mill to support the continuum of the successful start-up curve. In addition, production will be supported remotely from Valmet Performance Center. Industrial Internet solutions, such as advanced monitoring and prediction applications, will complement the optimization of paper machine operation. Valmet paper machine casing, spare parts and consumable packs will also be delivered.

The board machine with 10 110mm wide fabric will produce testliner and flute grades with a grammage range of 70-135gsm2. The design speed of the machine will be 1,700 meters/min and the annual capacity of about 650,000 tons.

About Customer Eren Paper

Established in 1969, Eren holding is a family conglomerate headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey. It has business interests in paper, packaging, cement, energy, retail and port operations. Modern Karton, the paper manufacturing subsidiary, is an expert in producing paper and packaging using 100% recycled fibres. Within its paper factory in Turkey1.2 million tons of paper are produced each year, making it the largest paper manufacturer in the world. Turkey and one of the top 10 paper companies Europe. Shotton Mill Limited of Eren Paper is part of Eren holding.

Business communication

For more information, please contact:
Jari Vähäpesola, President of the Paper Division, Valmet, tel. +358 40 558 6555, [email protected]
matt lee, Senior Sales Manager UK, EMEA CEN Sales, Valmet, tel. +44 7741 082769

Valmet is one of the world’s leading developers and suppliers of process, automation and service technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. With our automation systems and flow control solutions, we serve an even broader base of process industries.

We aim to become the world champion in service to our customers. Our 17,000 professionals work close to our customers and are committed to improving our customers’ performance every day.

The company has over 220 years of industrial history and a solid track record of continuous improvement and renewal. In 2022, a major milestone was reached when the flow control company Neles was merged with Valmet. The combined company’s 2021 net revenue was approximately 4.5 billion euros based on the company’s respective figures.

Valmet’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki and the head office is in Espoo, Finland.

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