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Valmet to supply IQ quality management solution for Cartones Ponderosa's BM1 cartonboard machine in San Juan del Río, Mexico

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Valmet to supply IQ quality management solution for Cartones Ponderosa's BM1 cartonboard machine in San Juan del Río, Mexico

May 07, 2019 - 04:35

ESPOO, Finland, May 7, 2019 (Press Release) -Valmet will supply a Valmet IQ Quality Management Solution to Cartones Ponderosa's cartonboard machine BM1 in Mexico. The comprehensive solution will improve machine efficiency and the overall end-product quality.

The order was included in Valmet's fourth quarter 2018 orders received. Typically, the value of these kinds of automation system deliveries is below EUR two million.

"This project gives our customer the most complete and innovative single quality management solution of all Mexican mills. It provides measurements for fiber analysis online, coating characteristics, such as surface topography, and PPS (Parker Print Surf) direct photographic readings for printability predictions. With our solution, the mill can achieve its desired end-product properties with improved efficiency," says Miguel Sagahon, Sales Manager, Automation, Valmet.

Information about Valmet's delivery

Valmet's delivery consists of a Valmet IQ Quality Control System (QCS) with three scanners and related measurements and controls. The scope of basis weight, coating and moisture measurements and controls is complemented with surface topography, fiber orientation, optical caliper as well as gloss measurements and controls. This will open up an opportunity for a deep, unrivaled analysis of the paper structure and quality properties.

Valmet IQ Steam Profiler and Valmet IQ Induction Profiler provide effective moisture and caliper profile management to improve production efficiency and board quality. The Valmet IQ profilers feature advanced self-diagnostics and a compact design for easy maintenance and installation.

Information about the customer Cartones Ponderosa

Cartones Ponderosa, based in Mexico, produces and supplies recycled coated board for the manufacture of folding cartons. The company produces more than 50% of the total Mexican recycled coated board grades and is the only exporter in its field. Located in San Juan del Río, Querétaro, the mill started production in 1979 with a total capacity of 66,000 tons per year. At present, it produces 240,000 tons per year and is continuously investing in its boxboard machine, making it one of the most productive and efficient machines on the continent.


Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

Valmet's net sales in 2018 were approximately EUR 3.3 billion. Our more than 13,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.