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Valmet introduces a full range of new, data-driven Industrial Internet solutions to pulp, board, paper, tissue and energy producers. The Valmet Industrial Internet (VII) solutions combine advanced monitoring and prediction applications, Advanced Process Controls (APC), dynamic process simulators and remote services from Valmet Performance Centers into comprehensive solutions that provide tangible benefits to customers.

VII solutions are tailored for each customer industry

The new VII solutions have been created for the specific needs of pulp, board, paper, tissue and energy producers. The purpose is to efficiently utilize data and Valmet’s expertise to reduce energy consumption, improve chemical and environmental efficiency, optimize pulp and paper quality, increase process reliability, maximize production and enable efficient management of the customer’s equipment fleet.

Performance Centers and Valmet Customer Portal are key elements of the VII solutions

Remote services from Valmet’s eight Performance Centers are a key part of the VII solutions. The Performance Centers make Valmet’s expertise easily available for customers through remote connections and tools.  

valmet logoCustomers can collaborate with Performance Center experts, access the Industrial Internet applications, follow-up their Key Performance Indicators and see performance reports via Valmet Customer Portal.

“Our customers’ needs have been the starting point of developing these data driven Industrial Internet solutions. We have integrated our process, automation and services know-how and extensive Industrial Internet application portfolio into a value-added solution offering. Ultimately, the aim is to empower our customers to move toward autonomous plants or mills, which will result in significantly more efficient production processes and operations. We want to engage our customers in a dialogue with data to move their performance forward,” says Jari Almi, Vice President, Industrial Internet, Automation business line, Valmet.

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    The comprehensive catalogue of the new VII solutions can be found in www.valmet.com/about-us/industrial-internet/

    Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

    Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

    Valmet's net sales in 2018 were approximately EUR 3.3 billion. Our more than 13,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

    Read more www.valmet.com

  • Contacts

    For further information, please contact:
    Jari Almi, Vice President, Industrial Internet, Automation business line, Valmet, tel. +358 40 764 7512

Published in European News

Valmet will supply a Defibrator™ system and a Steam Separator PV system to Qinzhou Lvyuan Wood Co., Ltd. in China. The start-up of the system is planned for spring 2020.

The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2019. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Qinzhou Lvyuan project is a new investment of Lvyuan Group to expand its production and diversify its product range. The project is located in Guangxi autonomous region. In recent years, Guangxi has actively developed the forestry industry, expanded the industrial chain and built industrial clusters.

"We studied the equipment configuration of this project and compared several suppliers on their equipment performance parameters and actual use conditions in detail. After that, we chose Valmet to provide us the related fiber preparation equipment, which included the new generation of defibrator system and steam recovery system. It will enable an environmental production with lowest operation cost and the best fiber quality,” says Xu Zhaohui, Chairman of Lvyuan Group.

"Valmet’s employees are real professionals in fiber technology, and they are very hardworking and dedicated. Valmet provided us professional technical support and services to ensure the success of our project," says Wang Zhenhua, Qinzhou Lvyuan Wood Project Manager.

Leif Sundberg, Sales Manager, Pulp and Energy business line, Valmet, shaking hands with Xu Zhaohui, Chairman of Lvyuan GroupLeif Sundberg, Sales Manager, Pulp and Energy business line, Valmet, shaking hands with Xu Zhaohui, Chairman of Lvyuan Group

“This is an important prestige order for Valmet, since it is the first time Lvyuan group buys from us. The delivery will give us important references in China and Asia,” says Leif Sundberg, Sales Manager, Pulp and Energy, Valmet.

Information about Valmet’s delivery

Valmet’s scope of supply includes the newly released Defibrator Gen2 EVO 56 system and the Valmet Steam Separator PV. Valmet's defibrators are known for their reliability and provide homogenous fiber material of highest quality. The Steam Separator PV recovers process steam from the blow line that can be reused for preheating of the chips. This will reduce the fresh steam consumption significantly. This delivery will provide the highest performing and most energy efficient fiberboard front-end system on the market.

Information about the customer Qinzhou Lvyuan Wood Co., Ltd.

Qinzhou Lvyuan Wood Co., Ltd. was founded in 2001 and is one of the large-scale MDF manufacturers in China with annual production capacity of more than 750,000 cubic meters.

It has four subsidiaries, which are located in Zhejiang, Guangdong, Fujian, and Anhui province, and four production lines, including three production lines with an annual output of 200,000 cubic meters, and one imported production line with an annual output of 150,000 cubic meters.

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  • About

    Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

    Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

    Valmet's net sales in 2019 were approximately EUR 3.5 billion. Our more than 13,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

  • Contacts

    For further information, please contact:
    Leif Sundberg, Sales Manager, Pulp and Energy business line, Valmet, tel. +46 70 606 55 47
    Jansen Shang, Sales Manager, China, Pulp and Energy business line, Valmet, tel. +86 1380 1231 944

Published in Asian News

Valmet will supply an evaporation line to Century Pulp and Paper’s (CPP) pulp mill in Lalkuan, India. The new evaporation line will meet the future needs of the mill's ongoing pulp production capacity expansion, together with the existing evaporation line. This investment will also improve the overall steam economy of the mill.

The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2019. The value of an order of this size and delivery scope is typically below EUR 10 million. The new evaporation line is planned to start up during latter part of 2020.

valmet logo“In an Integrated pulp and paper mill, the recovery line is a vital part in securing the mill’s operations. In view of this, we decided to go with the latest and most advanced evaporation technology. We evaluated different alternatives and decided to choose Valmet. Our new plant should be commissioned by December 2020,” says P.K. Mittal, Head of Process, Century Pulp and Paper.

“Century has always been in the forefront of implementing efficient technologies across the entire value chain and the Valmet Evaporator is another step in this direction,” says J.P. Narain, CEO, Century Pulp and Paper.

“This is Valmet’s first evaporation plant installation in India. We were able to offer clear technical advantages through our customized and detailed design done by our technical team, and the solution was appreciated by the customer. The project execution has started in a very smooth way and both the customer and Valmet’s teams work as one team for successful execution of the project. We are looking forward to creating a good reference with leading technology in India,” says Varun Jain, Director, India Region, Valmet.

Details about Valmet's delivery

Valmet’s delivery includes a new 7-effect evaporation plant with a design capacity of 275 tons of evaporated water per hour, producing heavy liquor of 75% dry solids. The plant is designed to handle black liquor based on 60% bagasse and 40% wood. The delivery covers main evaporator effects, a surface condenser, an integrated foul condensate treatment plant, flash tanks, main supporting structures, and a vacuum system.

The new evaporation line is based on proven tube evaporator design and will feature Valmet’s patented vapor recycling technology. The new evaporator line includes a stripper to treat foul condensate and ICT (Internal Condensate Treatment) for producing more clean-quality condensate for recycling in the mill.

Information about the customer Century Pulp and Paper

Century Pulp and Paper (CPP) is a division of Century Textile and Industries Ltd (CTIL). The company’s manufacturing unit, located in Lalkuan, Uttarakhand, manufactures a wide range of paper products including writing and printing paper, tissue paper, and paper board. The premises also house a manufacturing facility for producing raw material for viscose filament yarn, staple fibre, and paper grade pulp. Over the years, the company has augmented its capacities by commissioning a prime-grade tissue paper plant along with three sheet-cutting units across the northern and eastern part of India.

www.valmet.com

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  • About

    Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

    Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

    Valmet's net sales in 2019 were approximately EUR 3.5 billion. Our more than 13,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

  • Contacts

    For further information, please contact:
    Varun Jain, Director, India Region, Asia Pacific, Valmet, tel. +91 (96548) 13696
    Syamsundar B, Director, Sales, Pulp and Energy, Asia Pacific, Valmet, tel. +918056016799
    Anders Wernqvist, Manager, Sales, Recovery, Pulp and Energy, Valmet, tel. +46 706043645

Published in European News

Valmet will supply a Defibrator system to Guangxi Shangsi Hualin Forestry Industry Co., Ltd. in China. The start-up of the system is planned for the middle of 2020.

The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2019. The value of the order will not be disclosed. An order with this scope of supply is usually valued in the range of EUR 2-5 million.

“We set many evaluation indicators when selecting the suppliers, and Valmet’s score was the highest. It is not difficult to reach our capability demands, but it is a difficult to reach our quality requirements. Our main product is ultra-thin board, which requires extra high-quality fiber, and that is Valmet’s advantage. Valmet’s technology know-how, equipment performance, reputation and references also received high scores. We are confident that our future cooperation will be very fruitful, and this project will be very successful,” says Zheng Shengjun, President at Guangxi Shangsi Hualin Forestry Industry Co., Ltd.

From left: Jansen Shang, Senior Sales Mangager, China (Valmet), Zheng Shengjun, President (Guangxi Shangsi Hualin), Lin Guicheng, President (Guangxi Forestry Product Group) and Pontus Nilsson, Senior Process Engineer (Valmet) From left: Jansen Shang, Senior Sales Mangager, China (Valmet), Zheng Shengjun, President (Guangxi Shangsi Hualin), Lin Guicheng, President (Guangxi Forestry Product Group) and Pontus Nilsson, Senior Process Engineer (Valmet)

“We are facing a tight schedule, but with close collaboration we can make it. We expect to receive technical support and service from Valmet, not only for the project period, but also for after sales services. We are aiming for long term partnership,” says Chen Yuankun, Technical Manager at Guangxi Shangsi Hualin Forestry Industry Co., Ltd.

“This is an important prestige order for Valmet, since it is the first project with Guangxi Forest Group. The delivery will give us important references in China and Asia,” says Leif Sundberg, Sales Manager, Pulp and Energy, Valmet.

Information about Valmet’s delivery

Valmet’s scope of supply includes the newly released second generation Defibrator system. The new system is a further refinement of the Valmet Defibrator EVO, already known for the reliable performance and high fiber quality.

With the Defibrator EVO 64, Valmet will further strengthen its position as a supplier of the highest performing fiberboard front-end system.

Information about the customer Guangxi Shangsi Hualin Forestry Industry Co., Ltd.

Guangxi Shangsi Hualin Forestry Industry Co., Ltd. was founded in 2004. Main business of the company is forestry and products including wood, timber, and panel. The company is a state-owned company and belongs to Guangxi Forestry Product Group.

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

Valmet's net sales in 2019 were approximately EUR 3.5 billion. Our more than 13,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

Published in Asian News

Valmet will deliver cooking and fiberline to Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Ltd. (TNPL) for their unit 2, located in Mondipatti in the Trichy District, India. The site has a 200,000 tons per year multilayer board machine, which has been in operation since 2016. The new pulp mill will have a capacity of 165,000 tons per year of bleached hardwood kraft pulp and the start-up is planned for the first quarter of 2021.

The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2019. The value of the order will not be disclosed. An order with this scope of supply is usually valued in the range of EUR 20-30 million.

Managing Director and the mill management team of TNPL together with Valmet’s sales management team.Managing Director and the mill management team of TNPL together with Valmet’s sales management team.

Valmet has a long-term relationship with TNPL. Valmet has previously supplied two fiberlines based on hardwood and bagasse respectively to their unit 1, located in Kagithapuram in the Karur District, India.

“Valmet’s technology is proven to meet TNPL’s strict requirements for low water consumption and raw material efficiency, which have special importance in this region. Furthermore since the launch of our latest third generation continuous cooking system in late 2018, we have been well received by the market and this order is yet another acknowledgment of that. This will be Valmet’s first modern reference in India for a continuous digester system, so we are proud and grateful to be a part of the project together with TNPL,” says Eva Engelfeldt, Senior Sales Manager, Fiber Processing Business Unit, Valmet.

“The unit 2 is a leading manufacturer of pulp and paper board in India. The new pulp mill with Valmet’s cooking and fiberline technology will further strengthen our ambition to maintain the leading position,” says S J Varadarajan, General Manager (Projects), TNPL. “The Valmet fiberline brings the latest technology to the TNPL Unit 2 with thrust on water conservation and environment protection. This fiberline will go a long way in making the operations of our unit 2 profitable,” says S V R Krishnan, Executive Director (Operations), TNPL.

Information about Valmet’s delivery

The scope of Valmet’s supply includes main equipment and process design for continuous cooking, deknotting, screening, brown stock washing, oxygen delignification, a three stage ECF bleaching and DNCG systems including pressure vessels, instruments and pumps.

Information about Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Ltd.

Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers is situated at Kagithapuram in the Karur District of the Tamil Nadu province in India. The company produces newsprint and printing & writing papers using hardwood and bagasse as the primary raw materials.

Additional Info

  • About

    Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

    Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

    Valmet's net sales in 2018 were approximately EUR 3.3 billion. Our more than 13,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

    Read more www.valmet.com

  • Contacts

    For further information, please contact:
    Eva Engelfeldt, Senior Sales Manager, Pulp and Energy business line, Valmet, tel. +46 706 80 52 19
    Daniel Ekstam, Sales Manager, Pulp and Energy business line, Valmet, tel. +46 766 39 79 15
    NK Jain, Director Sales, Pulp and Energy India, Valmet, tel. +91 987325 1858
    Varun Jain, Director, India Region, Valmet, tel. +91 96548 13696

Published in Asian News

Valmet introduces a full range of new, data-driven Industrial Internet solutions to pulp, board, paper, tissue and energy producers. The Valmet Industrial Internet (VII) solutions combine advanced monitoring and prediction applications, Advanced Process Controls (APC), dynamic process simulators and remote services from Valmet Performance Centers into comprehensive solutions that provide tangible benefits to customers.

VII solutions are tailored for each customer industry

The new VII solutions have been created for the specific needs of pulp, board, paper, tissue and energy producers. The purpose is to efficiently utilize data and Valmet’s expertise to reduce energy consumption, improve chemical and environmental efficiency, optimize pulp and paper quality, increase process reliability, maximize production and enable efficient management of the customer’s equipment fleet.

Performance Centers and Valmet Customer Portal are key elements of the VII solutions

Remote services from Valmet’s eight Performance Centers are a key part of the VII solutions. The Performance Centers make Valmet’s expertise easily available for customers through remote connections and tools.  

valmet logo rgbCustomers can collaborate with Performance Center experts, access the Industrial Internet applications, follow-up their Key Performance Indicators and see performance reports via Valmet Customer Portal.

“Our customers’ needs have been the starting point of developing these data driven Industrial Internet solutions. We have integrated our process, automation and services know-how and extensive Industrial Internet application portfolio into a value-added solution offering. Ultimately, the aim is to empower our customers to move toward autonomous plants or mills, which will result in significantly more efficient production processes and operations. We want to engage our customers in a dialogue with data to move their performance forward,” says Jari Almi, Vice President, Industrial Internet, Automation business line, Valmet.

Additional Info

  • About

    The comprehensive catalogue of the new VII solutions can be found in www.valmet.com/about-us/industrial-internet/

    Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

    Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

    Valmet's net sales in 2018 were approximately EUR 3.3 billion. Our more than 13,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

    Read more www.valmet.com

  • Contacts

    For further information, please contact:
    Jari Almi, Vice President, Industrial Internet, Automation business line, Valmet, tel. +358 40 764 7512

Published in European News

Valmet will supply a Defibrator™ system to Çamsan Entegre Ağaç Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş in Turkey. The start-up of the system is planned for the middle of 2020.

valmet logo rgbThe order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2019. The value of the order will not be disclosed. An order with this scope of supply is usually valued in the range of EUR 2-5 million.

"The EVO 64 system is specially designed for production levels up to 35 tons per hour, which will be perfect for Çamsan Entegre in this case. We are really pleased that Valmet was chosen as the supplier in this project," says Leif Sundberg, Sales Manager, Pulp and Energy, Valmet.

Information about Valmet’s delivery
The scope of Valmet’s supply includes a complete EVO 64 defibrator system with a steam separator. This is the first steam separator delivery for Valmet in Turkey.

Information about the customer Çamsan Entegre Ağaç Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş
Çamsan Entegre is a Turkish Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) and laminated parquet flooring producer. Their paper impregnation capacity is 90.000.000 m² per year. Çamsan Entegre is a domestic leader and is mainly exporting to Iran, Egypt, Iraq, T.R.N.C., Azerbaijan, Kuwait, Greece, Albania, Tunisia, Bulgaria, Kosova, Georgia, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.

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  • About

    Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

    Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

    Valmet's net sales in 2018 were approximately EUR 3.3 billion. Our more than 13,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

    Read more www.valmet.com

  • Contacts

    For further information, please contact:
    Leif Sundberg, Sales Manager, Pulp and Energy business line, Valmet, tel. +46 70 606 55 47
    Cem Guner, Mill Sales Manager, Valmet, tel. +90 5337 696 729

Published in European News

Valmet will deliver key process islands for Lenzing’s and Duratex’s joint venture named LD Celulose S.A. The new 500,000 ton/year dissolving pulp mill is located in the cities of Indianópolis and Araguari in Minas Gerais state, Brazil. Valmet’s delivery includes a fiber line, a pulp drying and baling line, an evaporation plant, a white liquor plant and a mill-wide automation system.

The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the first quarter 2020. The value of the order is not disclosed. The value of a delivery of this size and scope is typically around EUR 200-250 million.

Valmet’s delivery is part of the Lenzing and Duratex joint venture investment of approximately USD 1.3 bn in the 500,000 tonnes dissolving wood pulp mill where Lenzing holds a 51 percent and Duratex a 49 percent stake. The start-up of the new mill is planned for the first half of 2022 and will create approximately 8,000 direct jobs during the construction phase. When it is ready, LD Celulose S.A. will employ approximately 1,100 people to operate the industrial plant and the plantations that will supply it. The dissolving pulp is a key raw material for manufacturing Lenzing’s wood-based textile and speciality fibers.

“Wood-based cellulosic fibers offer an important contribution to enhance sustainability in the textile industry and this investment is in line with our growth strategy and a key milestone to structurally strengthen our cost leadership position. In planning the new production facility, particular importance was given to sustainability aspects. The plant will be among the most productive and energy-efficient mills in the world,” states Stefan Doboczky, CEO of the Lenzing Group.

“LD Celulose S.A. will bring a positive socioeconomic impact throughout the region. We are working with the best environmental practices and with leading companies in the pulp industry, such as Valmet,” emphasizes Luís Künzel, CEO of LD Celulose S.A.

“With our good references in dissolving pulp production technology and strong presence in Brazil we were able to meet the customer’s needs of high quality and energy efficiency as well as supporting high productivity and reliability with our automation solutions. We are happy to be a key partner in delivering a world class mill for Lenzing and Duratex and thus being part of turning renewable raw materials for sustainable textile fibers,” says Bertel Karlstedt, President, Pulp and Energy Business Line, Valmet.

The new 500,000 tonnes dissolving wood pulp mill is being built in Minas Gerais state, Brazil.The new 500,000 tonnes dissolving wood pulp mill is being built in Minas Gerais state, Brazil.

Information about Valmet’s delivery

Valmet will supply key process islands with an extended scope of supply. Valmet’s technology is proven for dissolving pulp production with several references. The equipment for this project is tailored for high availability and energy efficiency resulting in low operating costs.

The fiber line features Valmet TwinRoll technology for high washing efficiency with low chemical and water consumption. The pulp drying and baling line secures flexibility and high-quality pulp with easy operation supported by Valmet Quality Control System. The evaporation plant features Valmet Tubel technology for high availability and produces clean condensate quality for 100% reuse in the mill. The white liquor plant includes recausticizing and lime kiln and is designed for high reliability and less maintenance.

The mill-wide automation system, Valmet DNA, offers unique integration with process solutions including process analyzers. In addition, the delivery includes Valmet Industrial Internet solutions for Operator Training Simulator for the whole plant as well as basic hardware for connectivity for Performance Center services.

Information about the customers Lenzing and Duratex

The Lenzing Group headquartered in Austria is an international company of wood-based cellulose fibers. These high quality fibers are used in the textile industry, in the nonwovens industry for hygiene products and are also used in work and protective wear and in industrial applications. Dissolving wood pulp is subsequently processed from the raw material wood and marketed under the brands TENCEL™ for textile applications, VEOCEL™ for nonwovens and LENZING™ for special fiber applications in other areas and other products. The annual turnover of the Lenzing Group is above EUR 2,000 million.

Duratex is the largest producer of industrialized wood panels in the southern hemisphere. The company has three business areas: Wood, Ceramic tiles and Sanitary ware, metals, electric showerheads and faucets. The Wood division covers wood products and forestry, producing eucalyptus in more than 251 thousand hectares of forests. Duratex’s head quarter is located in the city and state of São Paulo and it has seven forestry units and 16 industrial facilities in Brazil and three production facilities in Colombia.

Additional Info

  • About

    Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

    Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

    Valmet's net sales in 2018 were approximately EUR 3.3 billion. Our more than 13,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

    Read more www.valmet.com

  • Contacts

    For further information, please contact:
    Bertel Karlstedt, Business Line President, Pulp & Energy, Valmet, tel. +358 10 672 0000
    Celso Tacla, Area President, South America, Valmet, tel. +55 41 3341 4501

Published in South American News

Valmet will supply a board machine rebuild to Umka Cardboard Mill in Serbia. The main target of the rebuild is to increase the customer’s production capacity. The start-up of the rebuilt paper machine PM 1 is scheduled for the second half of 2021.

The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the fourth quarter 2019. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The total value of an order of this type is typically around EUR 15-20 million.

"This rebuild is one of the most important strategic decisions we have made in the course of 80 years long history of the mill. We are pleased that this project is going to be completed by Valmet, a global leader in the supply of process technology in the paper industry. I strongly believe in the success and bright future of Umka Cardboard Mill, with planned capacity of over 200,000 tonnes, further quality improvements and wider product portfolio,” says Milos Ljusic, Managing Director of Umka.

"The co-operation between Valmet’s and Umka’s teams has been excellent. Together, we built up a solution which will help Umka increase production capacity and improve their end product quality," says Pekka Turtinen, Senior Sales Manager at Valmet.

Umka’s and Valmet’s teams at the Umka 80-year anniversary celebration. From left: Kari Räisänen (Valmet), Milos Ljusic (Umka), Jadranka Priljeva (Umka), Staniša Lukić (Umka), Nikola Pejović (Umka) and Pekka Turtinen (Valmet)Umka’s and Valmet’s teams at the Umka 80-year anniversary celebration. From left: Kari Räisänen (Valmet), Milos Ljusic (Umka), Jadranka Priljeva (Umka), Staniša Lukić (Umka), Nikola Pejović (Umka) and Pekka Turtinen (Valmet)

Improved production capacity

Valmet's delivery will include major changes in the wet end of the paper machine PM1 with broke collection, approach flow system and three OptiFlo Foudrinier headboxes to meet the growing productivity and quality requirements of high-quality board machine, as well as an OptiFormer Multi forming section with multiple foudriniers and modifications in the press section.

The delivery will also include an OptiCoat Layer curtain coating station with supply system and an OptiDry Turn air dryer and an OptiWin Drum two-drum winder. Related spare parts and paper machine clothing for start-up and Valmet DNA Machine Controls System will also be included. A two-year Valmet Performance Center on-demand expert support will further help Umka to reach its targets.

The 3,700-mm-wide (wire) PM1 will produce white lined chipboard grades with a basis weight range of 160-450 g/m2. The design speed of the new parts will be 440 m/min. The daily design capacity will be approximately 620 tonnes.

Information about the customer Umka

Umka Cardboard Mill has been a part of KappaStar Group since its privatization in 2003. Mill’s production capacity is currently 130,000 tonnes per year. Umka exports over 80% of its production to over 30 European countries. The most important export markets are Poland, Hungary, Romania and Russia. Umka’s cardboard is widely used in the manufacturing of cardboard packaging for the food, confectionery, pharmaceutical, chemical, tobacco, textile, and automotive industries, as well as for spare parts production within the machine industry. It is also used for lamination in the manufacture of transport packaging.

Additional Info

  • About

    Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers. 
      
    Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.  
      
    Valmet's net sales in 2018 were approximately EUR 3.3 billion. Our more than 13,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.  
      
    Read more www.valmet.com

  • Contacts

    For further information, please contact:
    Kari Räisänen, Sales Director, EMEA and North America, Board and Paper Mills, Valmet, tel. +358 40 518 0567
    Bill Woodburn, Senior Manager, Key Accounts, Sales Development & Support, EMEA, Valmet, tel. +44 7730528196

Published in European News

Valmet is planning changes in the Fabrics Business Unit which is part of the Services Business Line in order to secure the unit’s profitability and future competitiveness. The most important action in the preliminary plan is to move the dryer fabric and wide filter fabric production from Tampere in Finland to Valmet’s unit in Portugal. The possible actions will have employee impacts. The functions under consideration are part of Valmet Technologies Oy.

valmet logo rgbAs a consequence of the above, Valmet starts co-determination negotiations in Fabrics’ operations in Tampere on January 21, 2020. The co-determination negotiations are estimated to last six weeks and they include Fabrics’ personnel in Tampere. The co-determination negotiations can result in the reduction of 90 persons at maximum mainly during year 2021 by estimate, and in possible temporary lay-offs and part-time work during 2020. Fabrics Business Unit employs altogether approximately 500 persons in its Tampere operations.

Fabrics Business Unit develops and manufactures press felts, shoe press belts, dryer fabrics and wide filter fabrics in Tampere. Valmet’s location in Portugal, to which the dryer fabric and wide filter fabric production possibly is relocated, develops and manufactures filter fabrics and other industrial textiles.

Active review of operations’ locations is part of Valmet’s normal business development globally. In recent years, for example, Valmet’s production of evaporation plants from Sweden and the production of Quality Control Systems (QCS) from China have been relocated to Finland. Valmet employs 5,100 persons in Finland of which 2,000 in Tampere. At the moment Valmet has approximately 160 open positions in Finland.

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  • About

    Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

    Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

    Valmet's net sales in 2018 were approximately EUR 3.3 billion. Our more than 13,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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  • Contacts

    For more information, please contact:
    Aki Niemi, Business Line President, Services, Valmet, tel. +358 40 515 1145

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