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Valmet to supply consistency measurements to DS Smith in Italy

Valmet will supply consistency measurements to DS Smith Paper Italia S.r.l's site in Lucca, Italy to complement the wide automation package to be delivered with the new container board making line (PM3). The measurements will be delivered during the Q4 2024. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Valmet's delivery includes seven Valmet Microwave Consistency Measurements (Valmet MCA), six Valmet Blade Consistency Measurements (Valmet SP) and six Valmet Optical Consistency Measurements (Valmet OCR and OC2R) from the latest generation to measure total consistency as well as ash content.

Measuring total consistency in the process, the Valmet MCA and Valmet OCR enable better control for more efficient production, improved quality and economic savings with fewer process upsets, and Valmet OC2R allows total and ash consistency measurements for advanced process optimizations. This will help the mill to reach its high-performance targets.

This order is furtherly integrating the Valmet's automation systems solutions under delivery for the PM3, an 8,600 mm wide (wire) container board machine. The PM3 will produce recycled liner grades with a basis weight range of 70-135 g/m2 at production speed of 1,500 m/min and mechanical design speed of 1,700 m/min. The annual capacity is approximately 450,000 tons.

Located in the Tuscany region in Italy, DS Smith Paper Italia S.r.l is part of a world leading provider of sustainable packaging solutions, paper products and recycling services worldwide.

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


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