Production: Converting wood fiber into superior products
Description: Valmet will supply an extensive rebuild for Sappi’s Somerset paper manufacturing facility in Skowhegan, Maine, USA. Previously, Valmet rebuilt the paper machine 1 (PM1) and thanks to the success of the machine, Sappi chose Valmet again to rebuild the paper machine 2 (PM2).
Details: PM2 will be rebuilt using some of the most advanced packaging manufacturing technologies to produce a variety of both packaging and coated paper products.
Valmet’s delivery will include a number of modifications and new machine parts in the existing machine to meet the requirements of the new packaging grades. In addition, the mill will benefit from Valmet Industrial Internet and Automation Solutions including a new Quality Measurement System, a Process Control System (DCS and Valmet DNA), web monitoring and web inspection systems.
Start up: The start up of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for the mid-year of 2025.