Valmet will supply IQ Quality Control System to Oy Essity Finland Ab. The new system will replace the old third-party system and will be installed on production line 9 at the company’s tissue mill in Nokia, Finland. The target is to optimize production and improve the quality of end product.
The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2021. The delivery will take place in the first half of 2022.
“We have had a successful co-operation with Valmet for several years, and we have been satisfied with the outcome and their professional service. Now with the new quality control system, we expect to achieve improvement for the product quality,” says Sakari Pentti, Production manager, Oy Essity Finland Ab.
“We listened to our customer and created a tailored solution according to their need. We are pleased to supply the quality control system to improve their quality. Our online measurements and controls will increase the stability of production. With our combination of process know-how and strong service, we are confident that we will fulfill their expectations,” says Juha Mykkänen, Sales manager, Automation business line, Valmet.
Technical details about the delivery
The Valmet IQ Quality Control System will be delivered with scanner, related measurements, and quality controls. With more accurate data available and state-of-the-art multivariable control technology, the machine can be controlled much better than before resulting in improved machine performance and end-product quality.
Oy Essity Finland Ab is a subsidiary of Essity Group, a global hygiene, and health company. Oy Essity Finland Ab is located in Nokia, Finland, and the history of the mill starts from 1865. Its business is tissue paper.
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.