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Valmet to supply an extensive paper machine grade conversion rebuild to Modern Karton in Turkey

Valmet will supply an extensive paper machine grade conversion rebuild and a wide scope of automation to Modern Karton Sanayii Ve Ticaret at its Tekirdağ Mill in Turkey. In the project, paper machine PM 3 which is currently producing recycled containerboard, will be rebuilt to produce high quality coated containerboard grades. The start-up of the rebuilt paper machine is scheduled for the beginning of 2022.

The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the third quarter 2020. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The value of an order of this type is typically around EUR 40-50 million.

“We chose Valmet as our strategic partner to support our growth strategy. We value Valmet’s high technical expertise and expect to have excellent cooperation in the project,” says Hamdullah Eren, Chairman of the Board of Modern Karton.

“The cooperation during the sales phase was excellent, which sets a good foundation for the project. Valmet’s coating process knowhow and the convincing references made our solution very appealing to the customer,” says Petteri Soini, Senior Sales Manager, Valmet.

Technical details about the delivery

Valmet’s grade conversion delivery will include modifications in the existing stock preparation line and paper machine. The scope includes broke collection system, white water system and modifications to the approach flow system. The delivery in the existing paper machine will include three new OptiFlo Foudrinier headboxes, modifications to formingpresspre-drying and sizing sections. The delivery will also include a completely new coating section with OptiCoat Layer curtain coating station, OptiCoat Jet blade coating station, a coating color preparation system, supply systems for both coating stations, an OptiCalender Soft calender and an OptiReel Linear center-driven reel.

The delivery will also include rebuilding of the existing air systems with e.g. new open hood, heat recovery system and OptiDry Coat air dying units. The delivery will be complemented with an automation package including machine controlquality managementcondition monitoring systems and retention measurement. In addition to the on-site support, the start-up and the further optimization of the rebuilt machine will be supported remotely from Valmet Performance Center.

The 5,600-mm wide (wire) containerboard machine PM 3 will produce recycled white-top testliner, coated white top testliner, recycled fluting and testliner grades with a basis weight range of 105-225 g/m2 and design speed of 1,300 m/min.

Information about the customer Modern Karton

Modern Karton Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.Ş, which was founded in 1974, is part of Eren Holding and is based in Istanbul. It is Turkey’s largest corrugated fiberboard producer and among the largest in Europe. The facility uses waste paper in its production and has an annual production capacity of 1,050,000 tonnes.

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