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Valmet to supply a nonwovens rewinder to Papel Aralar in Spain

ESPOO, Finland (News release) -- The Spanish company Papel Aralar S.A. has selected Valmet as the supplier for a new nonwovens rewinder to be installed in the existing PM 4 line at their plant in Amézqueta, Guipúzcoa, Spain.

The order was included in Valmet's third quarter of 2018 orders received. The new nonwovens rewinder is planned to be in operation during the second quarter of 2019.

"Our target is to always invest in cutting-edge technology to be able to fulfill our customers' requirements. Papel Aralar has served this business for 55 years and, thanks to the support from Valmet, we immediately recognized the ability of their F(O)CUS electromechanical rewinder to preserve outstanding product properties," says Senén Amunarriz Cortina, General Manager of Papel Aralar.

"Valmet rewinders have a long record of successful installations, and they are well known in the market. We are proud and excited to launch the F(O)CUS machine concept in the nonwovens market and to support Papel Aralar's plans to expand to produce excellent nonwovens products," says Marco Capitani, Product Sales Manager for Nonwovens at Valmet.

The new installation includes a Valmet F(O)CUS Reelite T15 E rewinder - the last stage of the innovative scalability concept of the Reelite T15 rewinder.

The machine is designed to have a maximum operating speed of 1,800 m/min and a maximum final reel diameter of 2,200 mm. It is equipped with a F(O)CUS electromechanical relieving system with Active Caliper Control (ACC) for perfect control of the winding parameters at high speed.

The shaft handler system, defect management system and connection with the existing packaging system complete the scope of supply.

Papel Aralar is a family business, where the fourth generation is currently working. Since it was established in 1936, the company has made large investments in the latest technology for producing multiple products for the tissue and nonwovens markets. Papel Aralar currently has operations in more than 30 countries, and it is the leader in the Spanish market.

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