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Cascades to Modify Paper Machine to Manufacture Recycled Liner From Newsprint

The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2020. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

December 14, 2020

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Cascades has ordered paper machine grade conversion rebuild from Valmet.

Valmet will supply an extensive paper machine grade conversion rebuild with a wide scope of automation and services for Cascades’ Bear Island mill in Virginia, the United States. In the project, paper machine PM 1, designed to produce newsprint, will be rebuilt to produce high-quality, lightweight, 100 percent recycled linerboard and medium grades for the North American market. The start-up of the rebuilt paper machine is scheduled for the end of 2022.

The scope of the order includes 8,500-mm wide (wire) containerboard machine PM 1 with design speed of 1,370 m/min. It will produce recycled linerboard and medium grades with a basis weight range of 88-176 g/m2. The annual capacity will be 465,000 short tonnes.

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