New greenfield containerboard mill to be built in China

19 February 2019

The idling of obsolete paper machines in China which no longer met environmental standards in the last years makes space for new investments. Shangrao City Lulin Paper will build a 700,000 tpy containerboard mill in the country.

Chinese company Shangrao City Lulin Paper plans to build a greenfield mill for containerboard production in Shangrao in the Chinese province of Jiangxi. According to machine engineering company Valmet, the new mill is to have a capacity of 700,000 tpy of liner and fluting.

Valmet furthermore reported that Lulin Paper had placed an order for a grade conversion rebuild. A paper machine would be relocated to the new site and converted to produce fluting with a basis weight range of 60-100 g/m² in the future, Valmet said. PM 5 will reportedly have a width of 8,650 mm and a design speed of 1,300 m/min. The machine is scheduled to start up in early 2020.

Valmet describes Lulin Paper as a family-owned company which specialises in the production of corrugated case material as well as coreboard.