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Valmet to supply a Valmet IQ Warp control system to Dunapack Packaging Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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Valmet will supply a Valmet IQ Warp Control System for corrugator to Dunapack Packaging's Plovdiv plant in Bulgaria. The target of the investment is to decrease warp waste and improve the total productivity of the plant.

The order was included in Valmet's orders received of the first quarter 2022. The delivery is scheduled for August 2022. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

“Our mission at Dunapack Packaging is to provide high quality and innovative packaging solutions, and we are constantly searching for development ideas and new technologies. Finding a reliable business partner with a proven portfolio in the field of process control automation was extremely important for us. We are confident that the reliability and capabilities of Valmet’s process control system will help us achieve our ambitious targets”, says Ivo Basmadzhiev, Quality Specialist at Dunapack Packaging Plovdiv.

“We are very happy to deliver our latest Valmet IQ technology for corrugators at the Dunapack Packaging Plovdiv plant to support the customer in reducing the warp and decrease their moisture variations. This is the first order within the Dunapack group for our corrugator quality controls”, says Udo Schober, Sales Manager, Automation Systems business line, Valmet.

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Technical information about the delivery

Delivery includes a Valmet IQ Moisturizer which is the industry’s most advanced moisturizing system and Valmet IQ Warp control system to automatically control corrugated board flatness. Corrugator quality controls are becoming more and more important, as boxes are being made out of a lighter-weighted board, production speeds are increasing, and production batches are smaller bringing more grade changes to corrugator. The Valmet IQ Quality Control System will eliminate moisture and temperature variations by online measurements and close-loop controls in all kinds of process situations.

About the customer

Dunapack Packaging in Plovdiv has been a leading producer of corrugated board and packaging in Bulgaria for more than 60 years. Dunapack Packaging is part of the Austrian Prinzhorn Group, a European market leader in the packaging, paper and recycling industry.  With its 24 sites in 11 countries within Europe, Dunapack Packaging produces 2.81 Bn m² corrugated board and delivers innovative packaging solutions made of corrugated packaging. All products are 100% recyclable.

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 the flow control company Neles was merged into Valmet. The combined company’s 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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