Century Paper to improve production with Valmet profilers

Uttarakhand-based Century Pulp and Paper has invested in Valmet's IQ Induction Profiler and IQ Steam Profiler to improve its process performance and product quality.

27 Apr 2020 | By Aultrin Vijay

The installation of both profilers is scheduled by September 2020

The new profilers will be installed on Paper Machine 3 (PM3) at Century's Lalkuan plant in Uttarakhand. The PM3 also has an existing Valmet IQ Quality Control System (QCS) at reel. The installation of both profilers is scheduled by September 2020.

JP Narain, CEO, Century Pulp and Paper said, “We have already witnessed great technology and excellent service support from Valmet through PM3’s Valmet IQ Quality Control System. This was the main criterion to choose Valmet over others.”

Meanwhile, Pravin Tripathi, head of sales and services, automation, Valmet India said, “Customer’s decision is the best acknowledgement of our achievement on PM3’s reel section. We are happy to share the journey forward with Century Pulp and Paper to further optimise the performance of PM3.”

Valmet's new IQ Induction Profiler with IQ Caliper Control will be installed on PM3’s calendar section to optimise the paper calliper profile. The IQ Steam Profiler steambox will be installed on the couch helping to contribute to smoother steam distribution in cross direction as well as accurate zone definition in moisture profile control. The new profilers will integrate with existing Valmet IQ QCS at reel to increase PM3’s production and improve end-product quality, the company said.

Century Pulp and Paper is a division of Century Textile and Industries. The company’s manufacturing unit, located in Lalkuan, Uttarakhand, manufactures a wide range of paper products including writing and printing paper, tissue paper, and paper board. The premises also house a manufacturing facility for producing raw material for viscose filament yarn, staple fibre, and paper grade pulp. Over the years, it has augmented its capacities by commissioning a prime-grade tissue paper plant along with three sheet-cutting units across the northern and eastern part of India.