Valmet will supply IQ Quality Control System to Papeterie Le Bourray that will be installed on tissue machine TM 3 at mill in Saint-Mars-La-Brière, North West France; new system will replace aging old third-party system, with delivery set for November

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February 7, 2022 (press release) –

Valmet will supply IQ Quality Control System to Papeterie Le Bourray in France. The new system will replace the aging old third-party system and will be installed on tissue machine TM 3 at the company’s mill in Saint-Mars-La-Brière, North West France. The target is to optimize production and improve the end-product quality.

The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2021. The delivery will take place in November 2022.

This is the second Valmet IQ Quality Control system order to Papeterie Le Bourray’s mill. The first one was for their tissue machine TM 4, which was started up in September 2021. Valmet has also supplied distributed control system to Papeterie Le Bourray in 2016.

Valmet and Papeterie Le Bourray have had a long and successful co-operation. According to the customer, they have been satisfied with their experience, and Valmet’s innovations and professional service. 

“Papeterie Le Bourray is our long-term customer with very specific needs. We are pleased to supply the quality control system to improve their quality. Our online measurements and controls will increase the stability of their production. With our combination of process know-how and strong service, we are confident that we will fulfill their expectations,” says Eric Butreau, Sales Manager, Automation business line, Valmet.

Technical details about the delivery

The Valmet IQ Quality Control System will be delivered with scanner, related measurements including online color measurement and quality controls. With more accurate data available and state-of-the-art multivariable control technology, the machine can be controlled much better than before resulting in improved machine performance and end-product quality.

Information about the customer Papeterie Le Bourray

Papeterie Le Bourray is a world-known manufacturer of a range of specialist cellulose wadding for specialist uses and techniques such as filtration, sanitary towels, and the medical and hygiene sectors.

The company’s mill in Saint-Mars-La-Brière produces premium quality white and colored tissue paper. The mill has historical roots from the 1840s and started its tissue production in 1974. In 2019 the mill became independent, still focusing on tissue production and also investing to develop recycled fiber production.

Corporate Communications

For further information, please contact:
Eric Butreau, Sales manager, Automation business line, Valmet, tel. +33 6 09 69 63 07

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.   

Valmet's net sales in 2021 were approximately EUR 3.9 billion. Our more than 14,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.   

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