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Valmet to supply drying tech to Finnish fibre factory

May 19, 2021
Valmet to supply drying tech to Finnish fibre factory

Helsinki, Finland

Valmet will supply drying technology to Spinnova and Suzano’s textile fibre factory, a $26.89 million facility being set up to produce SPINNOVA fibre.  The production of the fibre creates 0% waste or side streams, 0% microplastics and has minimal CO2 emissions and water use. The factory is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.

As per the Spinnova-Suzano joint venture, Spinnova is the exclusive technology provider while Suzano ensures the supply of the needed raw material—certified micro-fibrillated cellulose (MFC).

Spinnova chose Valmet as a technology partner to globally support its scaling plans and provide the drying technology for its first commercial production line. Valmet will supply drying machines with high-technology air dryers, usually utilised in paper and board making and cellulose-based textile fibre production.

The order value was not disclosed but it will be included in the second quarter of 2021 under Valmet's orders received.

Valmet is a leading developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for pulp, paper and energy industries. Spinnova has developed breakthrough technologies for making textile fibre out of wood or waste such as textile or food waste without using harmful chemicals. Suzano is the world's leading eucalyptus pulp producer and one of Latin America's largest paper producers.

Source: IT News Online

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