Valmet will supply key paper machine technology, which includes several upgrading works, to Muda Paper Mills Sdn. Bhd. for its PM 9 in Malaysia. The start-up is scheduled for the second quarter 2022.
The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the second and third quarters 2021. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The project of this size and scope is typically valued at around EUR 3 million.
“We made this investment in order to improve our machine performance and the quality of our products. We chose Valmet for its proven technology and look forward to working closely to make this project a success,” says Mr. Chua Hwee Hooi, Technical Deputy General Manager, Muda Paper Mills Sdn. Bhd.
“We are very happy that Muda Paper has chosen Valmet to improve Machine Glazed (MG) Machine PM 9. The task has been challenging because the complete technical and commercial process was done remotely, but we are confident that with our proven hydraulic headbox technology we will meet the customer’s goals and achieve common success," says Joanna Hajduk, Sales Specialist, Small & Medium Machine, Asia Pacific, Paper business line, Valmet.
“We have provided very strong support and prompt response based on customer’s requirements. We have listened to them and found the good solutions as well as fulfilled their expectations,” says Polchai Jungsawat, Corporate Account Manager, South East Asia, Valmet.
Technical details about the delivery
Valmet’s delivery will include high technology equipment to improve paper machine performance. The scope also includes a new metalizing MG dryer cylinder, with a construction based on research and stress analysis, producing opportunities for operating efficiency, energy efficiency, and increased speeds. MG dryer will operate with hood and remote control system and a transfer box. The design of this transfer box procures a stable distribution of air and it will be installed before the MG Dryer to avoid any problems of wrinkles and bubbles.
The 3,600-mm-wire width MG machine will produce food packaging grade, wax based and wet strength base with the basis weight range of 20-60 g/m2. The design speed will be 800 m/min and the daily production capacity will be 80 tonnes at basis weight of 35 g/m2.
Information about Muda Paper Mills Sdn. Bhd.
Muda Paper Mills Sdn. Bhd. pioneered the paper milling and paper packaging industry in Malaysia with its first paper mill in Penang in 1964, and its first corrugated plant in Petaling Jaya in 1971. The Company has since grown to become a leading integrated paper manufacturer in the country. Produced from recycled waste paper, their wide range of products include high grade industrial brown paper, corrugated boards, corrugated boxes, multi-wall paper bags and PE laminated paper. Muda Paper Mills also produces some machine glazed paper from virgin pulp. These paper products are suitable for applications across various industries such as retail, furniture, F&B, electrical and electronics and many more.