Erode-based Sri Andal adds Valmet's containerboard machine technologies

Erode-based Sri Andal Paper Mills will be adding recycled-content board making solutions from Finland-based Valmet for its new containerboard making line.

06 Apr 2020 | By Aultrin Vijay

The value of the project is estimated to be around Rs 120 crores

Valmet, a developer of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries, said that the start-up of the machine has been scheduled for the first half of 2021. The value of the project is estimated to be around Rs 120 crores.

P Subramaniam, managing director at Sri Andal said, “It was vitally important for us that the management-level relationship with Valmet was very good. Valmet has a strong reputation, and we trust that Valmet’s technology will help us to reach our high-quality targets.”

Containerboard segment in India is quite fragmented and largely utilises Asian technology for board making. Sri Andal is aiming at producing high-quality containerboard with tangible efficiency improvements to enhance its competitiveness.

Varun Jain, director of India region at Valmet said, “Valmet offered a suitable solution for achieving Sri Andal’s targets. With this technologically advanced project, we are setting our footprint in the Indian containerboard segment. We are looking forward to the successful start-up of this project, which will be a game changer in the containerboard segment.”

Valmet's delivery will include three OptiFlo Foudrinier head-boxes for excellent profiles and good formation, an OptiPress Linear press section to achieve excellent end product properties, high dewatering capacity and good run ability, and an OptiSizer Film size press with a supply system. The delivery will also include a start-up package of spare parts and consumables, a DNA machine control system, IQ quality measurement system and Performance Center connectivity.

The 4,800-mm-wide (reel) will produce recycled liner, recycled fluting, corrugated kraft (kraft top recycled liner) grades with the basis weight range of 70-300 g/m2. The design speed will be 750 m/min and annual capacity 2,00,000 tonnes.

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