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Smurfit Kappa Cellulose Du Pin to Install New Valmet Screening, Washing Plant

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Valmet, Finland, will supply Smurfit Kappa Cellulose Du Pin Biganos pulp and paper mill in France with a new screening and brown stock washing plant for kraft liner pulp production. The new plant will replace old equipment and make the mill meet today's environmental requirements. The delivery is scheduled for the beginning of 2017, and the startup for later the same year. 

The value of the order was not disclosed. However, according to Valmet, the value of an upgrade of this scope is usually valued below EUR 10 million. 
 
"Valmet has proven technology for high kappa pulp production, based on a unique cooking, refining, and washing concept. This order is a token of our leading position within the area of fiber lines for kraft liner. We are looking forward to an interesting project together with Smurfit Kappa," said Peter Rummel, sales manager, Valmet.

The order includes a new screening plant with a reject refiner and a washing stage consisting of a filter stage followed by two TwinRoll presses. The screening and brown stock washing plant will have a capacity of 1,250 air dried metric tpd.

Smurfit Kappa Cellulose du Pin is one of the leading European producers of paper made from virgin fiber for packaging. Based in Facture, Aquitaine (South-West of France), its production unit is specialized in the manufacture of coverage kraft paper corrugated board.

 

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