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Valmet delivers a press technology upgrade to Natron-Hayat Pulp and Paper Mill in Bosnia-Herzegovina

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Valmet Oyj’s trade press release May 10, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. EEST

Natron-Hayat Pulp and Paper Mill in Maglaj, Bosnia-Herzegovina, has ordered a press technology upgrade from Valmet. The delivery includes two refurbished Twin Roll Presses and additional equipment and services to secure the trouble-free operation of the presses.

The order was included in Valmet's orders received of the first quarter 2022. The delivery will be completed in September 2022. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

One of Valmet’s TwinRoll Presses will be installed in the pulp mill to increase the efficiency of the washing plant stage. The other will replace three old existing presses. It will improve the dewatering capacity of the press section’s high consistency refining stage before the sack paper machine. This type of upgrade service improves process reliability and performance and is a good example of Valmet’s sustainable solutions and circularity.

“We are currently planning to increase our production capacity, and the press technology update supplied by Valmet will have a significant positive effect on the operational conditions of the Maglaj mill”, says Mirko Stanic, Executive Technical Director, Natron-Hayat Maglaj.

“We are very proud of the possibility to start working closer with Natron-Hayat. I believe this delivery will help us establish a long-lasting partnership with the customer to maximize the reliability and optimize the performance of the Maglaj Pulp and Paper Mill. In addition, it increases Valmet installed base and references in the fast-growing and strategically important packaging paper market”, says Balazs Hornyak, Mill Sales Manager, Valmet.

Technical information about the delivery

Valmet’s delivery will include two refurbished Twin Roll Presses with an electrical roll drive upgrade and additional equipment, such as a medium consistency pump and electric drives. It will also include supervision, erection, and start-up.

About the customer Natron-Hayat d.o.o.

Natron-Hayat d.o.o. Maglaj is located in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The mill’s main products are kraft paper, shopping bags, corrugated board and other packaging products. Natron-Hayat d.o.o. is a member of the international Hayat Holding Group.

Corporate Communications 

For further information, please contact:
Balazs Hornyak, Mill Sales Manager, Valmet, tel. +43 664 88254913
Sara Kaczmarek, Product Sales Manager Pulp, Valmet, tel. +43 664 1002770

Read more: Valmet’s services for pulp production

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