Vaahto to supply spray-technology to Dubai's Union Paper Mills and headbox upgrade to Korean Republic' Asia Paper

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Vaahto to supply spray-technology to Dubai's Union Paper Mills and headbox upgrade to Korean Republic' Asia Paper

February 22, 2011 - 21:05

LAHTI, Finland, Feb. 23, 2011 (Globe Newswire) -Vaahto Pulp & Paper Machinery has received significant orders from Union Paper Mills in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and Asia Paper in Korean Republic.

Union Paper Mills placed an order for novelty spray-technology, runability components, starch make-down expansion and general revamping of the PM2 to produce improved test-liner. Paper width at reel is 3744 mm and design speed after the rebuild up to 600 m/min.

Spray-sizing technology has been developed in close co-operation with German VIB GmbH, which will supply the actual Fluidtech-spray- booms of the system. Prior this delivery VIB has tested system at various pilot applications and at an industrial mill scale operation. The great advantage of Vaahto VIB spraying technology is the high solid content of the starch used resulting in huge savings in energy consumption. In Dubai, Union Paper Mills can run the machine with 150 m/min higher speed than with traditional pond-sizing equipment.

In starch preparation Vaahto has been teaming up with a fresh Finnish company Adpap. The knowledgeable team based in Turku, has within a very short period of time proven to be an agile partner for Vaahto Pulp & Paper machinery in demanding rebuild projects.

Equipment will be shipped in the middle of the summer 2011 to meet the annual shutdown of early August of 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 materialize in August 2011.

Orders are valued up together almost 3 million euros.

Vaahto Group is a globally operating high technology company serving process industry in the fields of pulp and paper machinery and process machinery.