Valmet to supply cooking, fiberline and recausticizing technology, as well as a new lime kiln to Naini Papers in India

21 February 2019

Valmet has been selected to deliver the key process technology for a new cooking, fiberline and recausticizing plant, as well as a new lime kiln, at Naini Papers' mill in India. The new plant is expected to produce approximately 100,000 tons bleached hardwood pulp per year, and start-up is scheduled by the end of the first quarter in 2020.

The fiberline order was included in Valmet's fourth quarter 2018 orders received and the lime kiln order is included in Valmet's first quarter 2019 orders received. The value of the orders is not disclosed. Typically, the value of these kinds of projects is around EUR 20-25 million.

"Our aim with this project is to have a modern and environmentally friendly fiberline that will give us both low effluents and low operating costs. Valmet's fiberline and lime kiln meet these expectations," says Pawan Agarwal, Managing Director at Naini Papers.

From Valmet's viewpoint, NK Jain, Sales Director, Asia-Pacific Pulp & Energy, explains that there are several important factors that led to Naini selecting Valmet. "In this project we are able to utilize our strong presence in India, our local supply and our state-of-the-art TwinRoll press technology. These advantages helped us earn the customer's trust as a reliable and experienced leader in pulping processes."