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Valmet to supply TwinRoll wash press technology to Phoenix Pulp & Paper

Finland-headed energy and forest industry technology provider Valmet Oyj has announced that it has received an order to supply its TwinRoll wash press technology to Phoenix Pulp & Paper Public Co Ltd’s (PPPC) hardwood bleached pulp plant at the Nam Pong mill, located in Khon Kaen province in Thailand.

TwinRoll is a family of pulp washers covering every need for washing along the entire fiberline (photo courtesy Valmet).

Phoenix Pulp & Paper Public Co Ltd is a pioneer in pulp products. Founded in 1975, the company is a subsidiary of SCG Packaging Public Co Ltd, one of the leading integrated producers of pulp and paper products in Thailand. Phoenix Pulp & Paper sells its products to customers in Thailand and abroad.

Valmet’s technology and services are in line with our sustainable profile, reducing water footprint and improving hardwood bleached pulp plant effluent, said Wichan Charoenkitsupat, Chief Operating Officer, Fibrous Business, SCG Packaging.

Valmet’s scope of delivery, the value of which has not been disclosed, includes two TwinRoll presses including liquor filter, spare parts, engineering, and site services. The new presses are designed for a capacity of 540 air-dried tonnes per day (adt/d) hardwood bleached pulp and will reduce the mill’s freshwater consumption and effluent generation. The start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2021.

PPPC decided to choose Valmet as its key technology provider based on our good references for TwinRoll presses. Our wash press technology is designed to increase washing efficiency, reduce water and chemical consumption, and effluent discharge, said Fredrik Wilgotson, Vice President, Pulp and Energy, Asia Pacific, Valmet.

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