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Valmet to deliver a wash press to Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd. Akita mill in Japan

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Valmet will deliver a TwinRoll™ Evolution wash press and a screw conveyor to Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd. Akita mill. The start-up is scheduled for end of May 2023.

The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the first quarter 2022. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

“Our group is making efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and environmental impact in order to achieve a business model aimed at carbon neutrality. For the replacement of our pulp washer, we are determined that Valmet TwinRoll Press is the most advantageous solution. We decided to adopt them based on a comparative study of different washer types on their actual performance in Japan. Akita Mill expects the new wash press to save steam by increasing the concentration of lean black liquor, to enhance quality by improving the cleaning process, and to lower the wastewater load,” says Mr. Nakamura, Senior Technical Manager, Plant Engineering Department, Technical & Engineering Division.

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“We are very pleased that we have been trusted to deliver a new wash press to the Nippon Paper mill in Akita. In return, our equipment will increase performance and sustainability for years to come,” says Joel Engman, Sales Manager, Pulp and Energy business line, Valmet.

Information about Valmet’s delivery

Valmet’s scope of supply includes the fifth generation TwinRoll™ Evolution wash press, a screw conveyor, erection supervision and start up services. The new wash press will replace an existing wash filter. Valmet washing technology will lower wash water consumption and increase the washing efficiency compared to the system in place today.

Information about the customer Akita Mill, Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.

Nippon Paper Industries group provides a wide range of products that help create a recycling-oriented society by maximizing the use of renewable wood resources and using diverse technologies and know-how to generate stable profits and achieve valuable lifestyles and cultural development.

The main business activities include the production and sale of pulp and paper, paperboard, liquid paper containers, DP and chemical products, functional films, household paper, specialty paper, wood business, and energy business. Since its founding in 1949, Nippon Paper Industries has developed into one of the world's leading paper companies with 16,000 employees and sales of over 1 trillion yen.

Akita Mill is one of the group’s leading production mills for paper, paperboard, and pulp.

Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. With our automation systems and flow control solutions we serve an even wider base of process industries. 

We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers. Our 17,000 professionals work close to our customers and are committed to improving our customers’ performance – every day.

The company has over 220 years of industrial history and a strong track record in continuous improvement and renewal. In 2022, a major milestone was achieved, when flow control company Neles was merged into Valmet. The combined company net sales in 2021 was approximately EUR 4.5 billion based on the respective company figures. 

Valmet’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and the head office is in Espoo, Finland.     

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