Espoo, Finland 11 April 2017 -- Valmet will supply Valmet DNA automation systems and Valmet IQ quality control systems to Jiangxi Taison Paper's four new tissue machines, TM7, TM8, TM9 and TM10, at its greenfield mill in Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province, China. By installing Valmet's advanced automation technology in these tissue machines, the mill will be able to optimize machine performance and end-product quality.
The order is included in Valmet's first quarter 2017 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. Typically, the order value of these kinds of automation system deliveries ranges from below one million to three million euros.
"Valmet is one of the top suppliers for the Chinese pulp and paper industry. The company has very good tissue machine and automation technologies, wide experience and many successful references in China. It's also very important for us that Valmet has a professional local service team close to us. We trust in Valmet," says Wu Jianxiong, General Manager, Jiangxi Taison.
"Jiangxi Taison can count on highly efficient project management, on-time delivery and a successful startup when working with Valmet. Our proven technology for tissue making, such as non-nuclear measurements and the reliable Valmet DNA platform, will enable the mill to succeed and move its performance forward," says Andy Zhang, Area Sales Manager, Valmet.
Information about Valmet's delivery
Valmet's delivery will include Valmet DNA distributed control systems (DCS) to control the four tissue machines and Valmet IQ quality control systems (QCS) with scanning measurement sensors.
One of the QCS highlights is Valmet IQ Fiber Measurement, which simultaneously measures fiber weight and moisture. It was specially developed to replace traditional nuclear basis weight sensors. Today, close to 200 sensors are in use on the machines with a furnish that ranges from virgin pulp to 100% recycled fiber. The combination of the two measurements in one sensor - fiber weight and moisture - considerably reduces investment and life-cycle costs as well as eliminates the need for nuclear licenses, safety training and handling procedures.
About the customer Jiangxi Taison
Jiangxi Taison Paper Ltd., a subsidiary of Taison Group, is located in Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province. It will build a new plant with an annual production capacity of 480,000 tons of tissue paper. The new hygiene product lines will be capable of making 1.8 billion sanitary pads and diapers per year.
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