Valmet to provide OCC, stock preparation and containerboard lines to Eren’s Shotton mill


Valmet has revealed that it will provide the equipment for the OCC, stock preparation and containerboard lines for the Shotton mill in North Wales.

Bought by Turkish mill group Eren last year, the former UPM newsprint mill is being converted into a cardboard production facility.


Valmet has said that it will install the new container board PM3 machine that will produce high-quality testliner and fluting grades from 100% recycled fibre.

It is scheduled to begin operation in the second quarter of 2024. Valmet said it will produce 10,110mm wide fabric with a basis weight range of 70-135g/m2. The design speed of the machine will be 1,700 m/min and the annual capacity will be 650,000 tonnes.

The OCC line will feature the latest technology to allow for extreme cleanliness and strength, according to Valmet.

Eren Paper/Modern Karton chair Hamdullah Eren said: “Shotton’s new container board machine will make our paper mill the largest and most technologically advanced paper mill in the UK. We chose a board making line with high performance, high speed, and higher production rates.”

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