Sappi taps Valmet for PM conversion at its Lanaken mill in Belgium

BRUSSELS, Oct. 12, 2017 (PPI Europe) -Sappi has selected Valmet for the conversion of paper machine PM 8 at its Lanaken mill in Belgium. While in the past the firm said the machine would “progressively transition to coated woodfree (CWF) production over the next three years,” the firm now says that the converted machine “will have the flexibility to produce all sorts of coated fine papers,” including lower grammages.

Valmet said in a statement that PM 8, which currently produces lightweight coated (LWC) paper, “will be rebuilt to also produce lightweight and high-quality woodfree coated paper grades, which the mill will ...

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