Valmet will deliver key technologies, automation and services to Naini Papers' cooking and fiberline 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 Q1 2025. The value of the order will not be disclosed, but a delivery of this size and scope is typically valued between Euro 40 and 60 million.
The cooking and fiberline rebuild targets to 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.
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 mainly hardwood pulp, with an option to mix bale softwood and precipitated calcium carbonate as filler. The paper machine delivery includes all key technologies from headbox to reel, air systems and winder, as well as Valmet Industrial Internet applications and spare part packages.
Naini Papers Limited, founded in 1995, is one of the few premier paper manufacturing companies in India. Naini Papers offers high quality writing and printing papers with improved physical and optical properties.