Daio Paper starts up Valmet fluff pulp drying line at Mishima mill in Japan; production capacity is 250 air dried tons of bleached softwood pulp daily

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October 19, 2023 (press release) –

Valmet-delivered paper machine conversion to fluff pulp drying line started up at Daio Paper Corporation’s Mishima mill in Japan.

The delivery scope included new equipment in form of headbox, sheet cooler and three pulp agitators. Rebuilds were done in wire, press, dryer and reel sections. Production capacity is 250 air dried tones per day of bleached softwood pulp. In addition, Valmet delivered Valmet DNA machine control system for wet end, quality control system (QCS) with headbox dilution control, steam box and scanner. Start-up fabrics were also delivered from Valmet.

The first pulp on reel was successfully produced on May 17, 2023.

“This has been an interesting conversion project in a seismic zone with good cooperation between local team from Japan and Finland team.” Says Petteri Kivirauma, Project Manager, Wood and Pulp Handling. Pulp and Energy business line at Valmet.



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