Valmet to supply core containerboard machine technologies to Sri Andal in India
Finland-headed energy and forest industry technology suppliers Valmet Oyj has announced that it will supply core board making technologies to Sri Andal Paper Mills Pvt. Ltd for its new containerboard making line, located in Tamil Nadu, India. The start-up of the machine is scheduled for the first half of 2021.
Established in 1996 and registered in 2011, Sri Andal Paper Mills Pvt. Ltd. in Erode, Tamil Nadu, has made a name for itself in the list of top suppliers in India. The supplier company is located in Erode, Tamil Nadu and is one of the leading sellers of listed products. Sri Andal Paper Mills Pvt. Ltd. is listed in Trade India’s list of verified sellers offering supreme quality.
It was vitally important for us that the management-level relationship with Valmet was very good. Valmet has a strong reputation, and we trust that Valmet’s technology will help us to reach our high-quality targets, said P. Subramaniam, Managing Director of Sri Andal.
The containerboard segment in India is quite fragmented and largely utilizes Asian technology for board making. Sri Andal is aiming at producing high-quality containerboard with tangible efficiency improvements to enhance its competitiveness.
Valmet’s delivery will include three OptiFlo Foudrinier headboxes for excellent profiles and good formation, an OptiPress Linear press section to achieve excellent end product properties, high dewatering capacity and good runnability, and an OptiSizer Film size press with a supply system.
The delivery will also include a start-up package of spare parts and consumables, a Valmet DNA machine control system, Valmet IQ quality measurement system and Valmet Performance Center connectivity.
The 4,800-mm-wide (reel) will produce recycled liner, recycled fluting, corrugated kraft (kraft top recycled liner) grades with the basis weight range of 70-300 g/m2. The design speed will be 750 m/min and 200 000 tonnes per annum capacity.
Valmet offered a suitable solution for achieving Sri Andal’s targets. With this technologically advanced project, we are setting our footprint in the Indian containerboard segment. We are looking forward to the successful start-up of this project, which will be a game-changer in the containerboard segment, said Varun Jain, Director of India Region at Valmet.
Although the value of the order has not been disclosed, Valmet says that the value of a project of this type and scope is typically around EUR 12-15 million.