Valmet to upgrade a recovery boiler for Lee & Man Pulp Manufacturing

Recovery boiler service will provide safe, stable, and efficient operation

99
Valmet to offer a recovery boiler upgrade service to Lee & Man Pulp Manufacturing’s Chongqing mill
Valmet to offer a recovery boiler upgrade service to Lee & Man Pulp Manufacturing’s Chongqing mill

Valmet will offer a recovery boiler upgrade service to Lee & Man Pulp Manufacturing’s Chongqing mill in China. The project is scheduled to be finished in the second quarter of 2022. The order is included in Valmet’s orders received in the third quarter of 2021. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

“The company’s solution will solve our actual issues and apply the proven advanced technical knowhow with the latest innovations. I believe that our recovery boiler will achieve safe, stable, and efficient operation after this upgrade. And the future cooperation between Lee & Man and the company will be further strengthened,” says Zhang Dingjun, Senior Manager, Chongqing Lee & Man Pulp Manufacturing Limited.

“We firmly believe that with the company’s technical advantages and full-service capability, the recovery boiler will be greatly improved in safety, operational efficiency, and unplanned shutdowns,” says Fu Xuebing, company’s Senior Mill Sales Manager from China South Region.

“This is the first time that the company has been involved in modifying and upgrading a non-Valmet recovery boiler. Among multiple technical solutions, we decided on the optimal solution based on customer feedback, site audit, and comprehensive consideration of reliability, purchase lead time, production schedule, cost control, and logistics,” says Amanda Xu, company’s Product Sales Manager, China Services.

Technical information about the Valmet’s delivery

Valmet’s delivery will include:

  • A new recovery boiler floor with the entire composite tube San38/SA210.
  • New primary air ports and castings with a design.
  • A new furnace screen and an erection advisor.

All parts with composite tube San38/SA210 will be manufactured in Valmet’s workshop in Lapua, Finland, and imported to the customer mill after pre-assembly.

 

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

Subscribe Now

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here