Lahti, Finland, 11 March 2011 -- Vaahto Pulp & Paper Machinery has received significant orders from Union Paper Mills in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and Asia Paper in the Korean Republic.
Union Paper Mills placed an order for novelty spray-technology, runability components, starch make-down expansion, and general revamping of its PM2 to produce improved test-liner. Specifications for PM2 are paper width at the reel of 3744 mm and design speed after the rebuild will be up to 600 m/min.
Spray-sizing technology has been developed in close co-operation with German VIB GmbH, which will supply the actual spray-booms for the system. Before this delivery, VIB has tested the system at various pilot applications and at an industrial mill-scale operation. The Vaahto VIB spraying technology will provide high solid content of the starch used, resulting in savings in energy consumption. In Dubai, Union Paper Mills can gain 150 m/min higher speed than with traditional pond-sizing equipment.
In starch preparation, Vaahto has been teaming with Adpap, a new Finnish company based in Turku.
Equipment will be shipped in the middle of the summer 2011 to meet the annual shutdown of early August at the Dubai mill site.
The Korean order from Asia Paper Chungwon PM3 is a dilution control retrofit for a Finnish-made headbox. Improved CD profiles and better runability can be achieved with the upgrade, which will occur in August 2011.
The oat rders are valued together almost EUR 3 million.
Vaahto Group is a globally operating high technology company serving process industry in the fields of pulp and paper machinery and process machinery.