Valmet to supply a high-capacity winder to Wuzhou Special Paper in China

Valmet Oyj trade press release, July 2, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. EEST

Valmet is to supply an OptiWin Drum two-drum base winder to Wuzhou Special Paper’s paper machine PM 19 in China. The main target of the investment is to have one winder to handle the high quality and capacity targets of the high-speed paper machine. The winder includes Valmet Perforating Splicer, a new innovation to support the fast parent roll change. The start-up of the winder is scheduled for 2025.

The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the second quarter 2024. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

“Valmet winders are equipped with technologies necessary for high-speed printing paper machines. Also, the collaboration between Valmet and Wuzhou has been good in the past years: Valmet has actively participated in Wuzhou’s projects and always tried to respond to our needs. We are willing to take this opportunity to establish a long-term cooperation,” says Zhang Yanchen, Deputy General Manager, Wuzhou Special Paper.

“Wuzhou Special Paper was searching for a supplier capable of providing a single winder solution. Our OptiWin Drum two-drum base winder together with the new Valmet Perforating Splicer solution helps them reach their long-term investment targets,” says Ze Fan, Vice President, Capital Sales, China, Valmet.

Delivery’s technical information

Valmet’s delivery will include an OptiWin Drum two-drum base winder with automatic functions such as set change with core and tail gluing and slitter positioning. To meet the high-capacity targets reliably with only one winder, it is additionally equipped with Valmet Perforating Splicer which will improve capacity with fast parent roll change. The delivery will include spare parts packages and Valmet Industrial Internet solutions with connectivity.

The winder will handle parent rolls with a width of 8,210 mm at a design speed of 3,000 m/min and a daily design capacity of 830 tonnes. The PM 19 produces uncoated woodfree grades with a design basis weight from 55 to 100 g/m2.

About the customer

Founded in 2008, Wuzhou Special Paper Group Co., Ltd. located in Quzhou City, China, is mainly engaged in the R&D, production and sales of special paper. The offering includes food wrapping paper, glassine paper, tracing paper, transfer printing paper and special fine paper. The company is one of China’s largest manufacturers of glassine paper and tracing paper.

Corporate Communications 

For further information, please contact:
Riikka Antikainen, Director, Product Sales, Board and Paper Mills, Paper business line, Valmet, tel. +358 40 718 0982
Ze Fan, Vice President, Capital Sales, China, Valmet, tel. +86 106 566 660 031 08

Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. With our automation systems and flow control solutions we serve an even wider base of process industries. Our more than 19,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers’ performance forward – every day.

The company has over 220 years of industrial history and a strong track record in continuous improvement and renewal. Valmet’s net sales in 2023 were approximately EUR 5.5 billion.

Valmet’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and the head office is in Espoo, Finland 

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