Valmet will supply equipment to linerboard mill in Vietnam

Technology supplied includes equipment to make recycled-content linerboard.

Valmet Oyj, based in Finland, will supply Cheng Loong Binh Duong Paper Co. with what it calls key process technology for its new containerboard machine 23 (PM 23) at the company’s Ben Cat mill in Binh Duong Province in Vietnam.

Valmet technology to be supplied includes approach flow systems, headboxes, a press section, a sizer, process air systems, a winder, automation systems and industrial Internet solutions. The mill will produce recycled-content linerboard and kraft top testliner.

The value of the order will not be disclosed, but Valmet says such an order is typically worth between 20 and 30 million euros ($19.1 million and $28.7 million). “Cheng Loong decided to invest in this new recycled containerboard mill to tap into Vietnam’s growing packaging demands,” Valmet says.

“The containerboard market is growing globally, driven by e-commerce and new packaging applications,” says Marko Oinonen, sales director, board and paper mills with Valmet. “Valmet has developed several innovative solutions to meet market needs. Our technical highlights and the production potential of the containerboard machine were the decisive factors for Cheng Loong. Valmet's previous successful deliveries to Cheng Loong (the latest in Vietnam and Taiwan) have proved it can respond to their requirements.”

Cheng Loong Binh Duong Paper Co. is part of Taiwan-based Cheng Loong Corp., which was established in 1959. The company has five paper mills and 19 box plants in Taiwan, China and Vietnam and distributes products worldwide. Its annual production capacity is 2.1 million metric tons of paper products (paper and paperboard) and more than 1.7 billion square meters (18.3 billion square feet) of paper container boxes.

The system to be supplied by Valmet will produce recycled liner and kraft top testliner with a basis weight range of 140 to 300 grams (4.9 to 10.6 ounces) per square meter at a maximum speed of 1,100 meters (3,608 feet) per minute.

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