Gascogne Papier has ordered a new high-capacity winder from Valmet for the paper machine PM7 at their Mimizan site in France. The delivery will include a high-capacity OptiWin two-drum compact winder, and machine startup is scheduled for 2025.
Jul 19, 2023
France-based Gascogne Papier has placed an order for a new high-capacity winder from Valmet. The winder will be delivered for the paper machine PM7 at their Mimizan site. Valmet’s delivery will include a high-capacity OptiWin two-drum compact winder that has a wide production range with different widths and diameters of shipping rolls. As a key solution for high-quality multi-roll winding, the winder is equipped with pro-active dual spreading. The winder is also equipped with an automated butt-joint splicing for achieving the customer’s high-capacity targets. The start-up of the machine is scheduled for 2025.
In addition, the delivery will include a wide site service for easier project handling, maintenance master data, Slitter Management Program, a spare parts package, and Valmet Industrial Internet solutions, such as Valmet Winder Diagnostics. PM7 produces natural machine-glazed and sack kraft paper grades. The new winder will handle parent rolls with a width of 6,870 mm and a diameter of 3,200 mm. The paper machine’s design speed is 1,300 m/min and the daily design capacity is 450 tons. “This winder will be a key contributor to the top-level quality of our future papers, which will reinforce the current positioning of Gascogne Papier as a world leading kraft paper producer,” says Mr. Régis Laffont, Industrial Director, Gascogne Papier.