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Valmet will supply a new container board machine with extensive packages of automation, services, and industrial internet applications to DS Smith Paper Italia Srl at their Porcari (Lucca) site in Italy

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Customer: DS Smith

Production: Container board

Supplier: Valmet

Description: Valmet will supply a new container board machine with extensive packages of automation, services, and industrial internet applications to DS Smith Paper Italia Srl at their Porcari (Lucca) site in Italy. «We are pleased to be working with Valmet to install a new machine at our Porcari plant. Not only will the machine help us meet the demand for sustainable packaging innovation in Italy, but it will also help us to increase the plant’s environmental performance by reducing CO2emissions and specific water use per ton of paper produced» says Niels Flierman, Head of Paper & Recycling at DS Smith.

Details: 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) BM3 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.

Start up: The start up of the machine is scheduled for middle of 2025.