Sappi Alfeld Mill in Germany recently took on an ambitious project to convert its one remaining graphic paper machine - PM 2 - into what is probably the largest, most innovative, automated and versatile speciality paper machine on the planet, with a capacity of 135,000 tonnes/yr.
The Smurfit Kappa Kraftliner paper mill in Sweden was having problems with its evaporation plant. The mill chose to replace the damaged heating surfaces with Valmet’s TUBEL heating surfaces. But with the collapse of a 350-tonne crane, a standard replacement job became a race against time.
Valmet has in place minimum safety standards for high risk activities to ensure a common safety platform across all its operations. Since the introduction of the initial standards in 2012, the number of severe accidents resulting in absence from work has decreased by 35%.