Nine Dragons Industries invests more than EUR 100 million into expansion of containerboard production at its Quanzhou and Chongqing mills in China. The company placed an order with Valmet for two containerboard production lines able to produce high-quality testliner and fluting grades out of 100% recycled raw materials. The start-ups of the machines are scheduled for 2018.
PM 39 in Quanzhou mill and PM 40 of Chongqing will produce testliner and fluting grades with a basis weight range of 75 – 140 g/m2.
According to the announcement, both board machines will include pulpers for stock preparation, two OptiFlo Fourdrinier headboxes to ensure higher productivity, OptiFormer Multi forming section, a center-roll based OptiPress press section, a dryer section with OptiAir high humidity hood combining systems for ventilation, runnability and heat recovery, OptiSizer Combi, a sizer with film and pond application, coating air dryers, OptiCalender Hard nip calender, OptiReel Center driven linear reel and OptiWin Drum two-drum base winder. The scope of the equipment supplier also includes process ventilation equipment for the board machine and Valmet DNA machine control system.
With OptiReel center driven linear reel, the parent reel is moved and built up on solid rails. This new technology increases productivity and improves safety and usability. OptiWin Drum two-drum base winder has a high capacity to meet the production needs and it is also easy to operate. The winder is equipped with Dual Unwind enabling the parent roll change in only one minute.
With the investments the company expects to exceed the total design capacity of 16Mtpaby the end of 2018.
About Nine Dragons:
The company is a global leader in recovered paper based paper manufacturing in terms of production capacity. The company and its subsidiaries produce linerboard, high performance corrugating medium and coated duplex board. The group produces printing and writing paper in Dongguan and Taicang and packaging paperboard and specialty paper in Leshan, Sichuan Province. The group has also acquired 100% control equity interest in Hebei Yongxin Paper Co., Ltd.