Valmet will supply consistency measurements to DS Smith Paper Italia S.r.l’s site in Lucca, Italy to complement the wide automation package to be delivered with the new container board making line 

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Italy

CustomerDS Smith Paper Italia S.r.l’s site in Lucca

Production: Packaging and paper products

SupplierValmet

Description: Valmet will supply consistency measurements to DS Smith Paper Italia S.r.l’s site in Lucca, Italy to complement the wide automation package to be delivered with the new container board making line (PM3).

Details: Valmet’s delivery includes seven Valmet Microwave Consistency Measurements (Valmet MCA), six Valmet Blade Consistency Measurements (Valmet SP) and six Valmet Optical Consistency Measurements (Valmet OCR and OC2R) from the latest generation to measure total consistency as well as ash content.

Measuring total consistency in the process, the Valmet MCA and Valmet OCR enable better control for more efficient production, improved quality and economic savings with fewer process upsets, and Valmet OC2R allows total and ash consistency measurements for advanced process optimizations. This will help the mill to reach its high-performance targets. 

This order is furtherly integrating the Valmet’s automation systems solutions under delivery for the PM3, an 8,600 mm wide (wire) container board machine. The PM3 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 1,700 m/min. The annual capacity is approximately 450,000 tons.

Start-up: The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2023. The measurements will be delivered during the fourth quarter 2024.