Installations&Startings | Italy

An OptiConcept M boardmaking line and mill-wide automation system to Pro-Gest


Valmet will supply an OptiConcept M containerboard production line and a mill-wide Valmet DNA automation system for Pro-Gest Spa for the company’s new Mantova site in Italy. The new production line is planned to produce high-quality lightweight recycled case material.

The order is included in Valmet’s first quarter 2016 orders received. The value of an order of this type is typically EUR 60-80 million.

Valmet’s OptiConcept M boardmaking line delivery will comprise a complete board making line from headbox to reel and a high-capacity two-drum winder. The mill-wide Valmet DNA automation package includes quality measurement system, process control system, machine controls, runnability and condition monitoring and quality controls. An extensive machine clothing package for start-up is also included of the delivery.

The line features number of latest technologies e.g. layering headbox and horizontal gap forming with shoe and blade technology. These technologies enable high end product quality with wide basis weight range and significant energy saving potential compared to conventional Multi-Fourdrinier technology. Also compact design with innovative fabric insertion unit technology are noteworthy. The unit makes cantilevering unnecessary and shortens installation time.

The width of the high speed machine is 7.6 m (reel) with installed capacity of 550,000 tons of recycled paper.

Valmet Opti Concept M boardmaking line.
Valmet Opti Concept M boardmaking line.