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Valmet to supply quality control system to Papeterie Le Bourray in France

Valmet will supply IQ Quality Control System to Papeterie Le Bourray in France.

The new system will replace the aging old third-party system and will be installed on tissue machine TM 3 at the company’s mill in Saint-Mars-La-Brière, North West France. The target is to optimize production and improve the end-product quality.

This is the second Valmet IQ Quality Control system order to Papeterie Le Bourray’s mill. The first one was for their tissue machine TM 4, which was started up in September 2021. Valmet has also supplied distributed control system to Papeterie Le Bourray in 2016.

Valmet and Papeterie Le Bourray have had a long and successful co-operation. According to the customer, they have been satisfied with their experience, and Valmet’s innovations and professional service. 

“Papeterie Le Bourray is our long-term customer with very specific needs. We are pleased to supply the quality control system to improve their quality. Our online measurements and controls will increase the stability of their production. With our combination of process know-how and strong service, we are confident that we will fulfill their expectations,” says Eric Butreau, Sales Manager, Automation business line, Valmet.

Technical details

The Valmet IQ Quality Control System will be delivered with scanner, related measurements including online color measurement 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.

The Valmet IQ Process and Quality Vision (PQV) system is a comprehensive machine vision solution that covers the entire pulp and paper production process, as well as the production processes for other sheet-based materials.

The Valmet IQ Process and Quality Vision system contains all the key elements of advanced process and quality vision; Web Inspection System (WIS) and Web Monitoring System (WMS) integrated into one scalable system.

Web Monitoring System

The Valmet IQ Web Monitoring System with real-time high-quality image availability for analysis allows virtually corrective measures, all in a solution that requires minimal maintenance.

Web Inspection System

The Valmet IQ Web Inspection System provides high measurement precision, capturing ever smaller and weaker defects and providing more information to help ensure uniform quality in your end products. 

About Papeterie Le Bourray

Papeterie Le Bourray is a world-known manufacturer of a range of specialist cellulose wadding for specialist uses and techniques such as filtration, sanitary towels, and the medical and hygiene sectors.

The company’s mill in Saint-Mars-La-Brière produces premium quality white and colored tissue paper. The mill has historical roots from the 1840s and started its tissue production in 1974. In 2019 the mill became independent, still focusing on tissue production and also investing to develop recycled fiber production.

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