Valmet to Supply Key Pulp and Paper Technologies to Naini Papers in India

Valmet will deliver key technologies, automation and services to Naini Papers’ cooking and fiber line rebuild and new specialty paper machine PM 3 at their mill in Kashipur, India. The delivery will increase the mill’s capacity and support meeting the market demand of specialty coated paper.

The delivery is scheduled for the first quarter 2025.

The value of the order will not be disclosed, but a delivery of this size and scope is typically valued between EUR 40 and 60 million, Valmet said.

“We have been successfully collaborating with Valmet in many projects, including pulp mills, and decided to choose them again for this rebuild expanding our pulp production capacity. The additional pulp will be used in the upcoming PM 3,” said says Pawan Agarwal, Managing Director, Naini Papers Limited.

“We see big potential for specialty coated paper in the Indian market and are eyeing the environment-friendly flexible packaging segment. The paper produced by the PM 3 can replace plastics in packages,” Agarwal added.

The cooking and fiber line rebuild will increase the capacity from the current 300 bone dry tonnes per day (BD t/d) to 370 BD t/d.

The delivery includes key process equipment, such as a SuperBatch digester, a TwinRoll Press, a bleach plant upgrade, and other auxiliary equipment. Basic engineering, detailed process engineering and site services are included.

The automation package includes analyzers and measurements for the fiberline, such as Kappa number, brightness, residual chemical, white liquor to cooking and residual alkali, as well as pulp consistency.

The spare parts package includes critical spares and consumables for the start-up of the equipment.

According to Valmet, the specialty coated paper machine, PM 3, is the first of its kind in India, with a design speed of 1200 m/min, producing mainly woodfree coated and uncoated grades with a basis weight range of 40-170 g/m2. The raw material used will be primarily hardwood pulp, with an option to mix bale softwood and precipitated calcium carbonate as filler.

Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries.

SOURCE: Valmet

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