Valmet will supply a new container board machine with extensive packages of automation, services, and industrial internet applications to DS Smith Paper Italia S.r.l at their Porcari (Lucca) site in Italy. The start-up of the machine is scheduled for middle of 2025. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
Valmet's delivery will include a recycled linerboard making line from broke collection to a reel and winder as well as board machine process ventilation systems. The wide automation package includes Valmet DNA automation system for process and machine controls, runnability and condition monitoring and Valmet IQ quality management system.
A comprehensive Valmet Industrial Internet package including Valmet Performance Center services, advanced monitoring and predictive applications as well as training simulators will be delivered, too. The delivery will also include Valmet Paper Machine Clothing, spare parts and consumables packages.
The 8,600 mm wide (wire) BM 3 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 1,700m/min. The annual capacity is approximately 450,000 tonnes.
DS Smith is a leading provider of sustainable fiber-based packaging worldwide, which is supported by recycling and papermaking operations.
Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries.