Valmet will supply an extensive board machine rebuild and automation solution for machine and quality control to the ITC Bhadrachalam mill. The rebuilt production line (PM1) is planned to produce high-quality lightweight coated board with a wide range of produced grades. The start-up of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2017.
The order is included in Valmet’s second quarter 2016 orders received. Typically, a project of this type and scope is valued at EUR 30-40 million.
Valmet’s delivery for the ITC Bhadrachalam PM1 board making machine rebuild includes all the key technologies from headbox to reel and automation for machine and quality control. The machine features number of leading technologies delivered exclusively by Valmet.
OptiFlo Fourdrinier headbox, OptiFormer Multi Fourdrinier forming section and OptiPress Linear shoe press with linear web run are important in high-quality board production. They enhance e.g. the end product surface and strength properties and productivity. Compared to other coated board machines in India, the machine is not equipped with Yankee cylinder, which often limits production. In the calendering section, a new type of a calender from Valmet OptiCalender Compact delivers reliable calendering results.
Valmet DNA machine control and Valmet IQ quality control systems give accurate and reliable real-time data, which enables the optimizing of the entire production process and the end product quality.
The 4250-mm-wide (wire) PM 1 will produce mainly cup board, but also solid folding box board (FBB), bleached board (SBS) and art board grades with the basis weight range of 150-320 g/m2. The design speed for the rebuilt machine parts is 600 m/min.