United Arab Emirates

A wide automation package for high-quality printing and writing paper grades by Valmet


Customer: Ittihad International Investment L.L.C. in Abu Dhabi

Production: uncoated woodfree paper (WFU) grades

Supplier: Valmet

Start-up: the end of year 2018

Design Speed: 1,700 m/min

Width: 7,100 mm

Design Production rate: 1,200 tonnes daily

Characteristics: the new greenfield productionline (PM1) with a wide automation package will be producing high-quality printing and writing paper grades for the growing domestic markets and the Middle East and North Africa region. Valmet’s delivery includes a complete fine papermaking line from a stock preparationline and headbox to a reel followed by a parent roll cart and two winders. The delivery includes also a wide scope of automation. The selected technology and automation improve runnability, quality, and the cost, material and energy efficiency. It is possible to lower basis weight still maintaining stiffness and opacity, which results in raw material savings.

Details: the order was placed by China Light Industry International Engineering Co., Ltd, an EPC (engineering, procurement and construction work) company, which will be responsible for the complete turnkey delivery of the mill site.