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Coated board

Sales of consumer goods increase every year, and need for packaging and transportation along with it. So have you ever stopped to think how important light-weighting is today? Especially in materials like coated board.

For our customers, the coated board producers all over the world, creating lighter end products is nowadays the lifeblood. The benefits of lightweighting are felt at each stage of the value chain as lighter board means savings in raw materials, energy consumption and transportation costs.

Lightweight but strong enough

As coated board producers are committed in creating innovative and sustainable packaging solutions that allow brands to connect with consumers all around the world, we as Valmet are committed to help them. With our solutions they get lighter board without compromising on functional or visual properties so they can create packaging solutions that truly drive brand loyalty. In the same time the amount of energy and raw materials used can be substantially reduced. Watch the video to hear more about our thoughts on lightweighting. 

Our offering for board producers includes everything you need when producing coated board cost-efficiently. We cover the entire life cycle of processes: new installationsrebuilds and services as well as automation solutions to guarantee that your paper machine runs smoothly, energy-efficiently and uses raw materials economically while being safe to use.

Valmet Technology Centers offer excellent piloting services to find the optimal concept and technological solution for your needs.

Success stories with coated board
New BM1 and fully modernized off-coater - Metsä Board Husum

New BM1 and fully modernized off-coater - Metsä Board Husum

Metsä Board's OptiConcept M board machine is the the most modern FBB machine in Europe. It produces sustainable food service boards, such as cups, bowls and plates with high quality, brightness and lightness.

Agile product development with Valmet

Agile product development with Valmet

The printing paper machine of Kotkamills was converted to produce FBB and food service boards in 2016. After the start-up, Kotkamills has introduced unseen innovative products to the market, like dispersion barrier coated cup board.

World-class liquid packaging board machine

World-class liquid packaging board machine

With the new BM1 and BCTMP line, Stora Enso Beihai meets the growing need for safe food packaging board in Asia. Reliability and stability were the key aspects of the technology chosen.

Grade change time reduced by 25% at Stora Enso Skoghall

Grade change time reduced by 25% at Stora Enso Skoghall

Stora Enso Skoghall is one of the world’s largest producers of liquid packaging board. Grade change times we reduced by 25% when the old quality control system (QCS) was replaces with a modern Valmet IQ system with three scanners.

Metsä Board Simpele increasing capacity and improving quality

Metsä Board Simpele increasing capacity and improving quality

Metsä Board Simpele has almost doubled its production capacity since 2006. The mill has been able to produce board with significantly increased bulk without any compromises in surface quality or stiffness with the help of metal belt calender.

45% energy savings at Hansol Daejon Mill

45% energy savings at Hansol Daejon Mill

Installing new coating air dryers saved energy costs at Hansol's Daejon Mill. Also the FBB quality is better; printability is good and visual appearance improved and the “folding” effect reduced.

Brown becomes totally white with curtain coating

Brown becomes totally white with curtain coating

The Ji’an Group’s new PM 3 enables the company to produce coated board cost efficiently. With multilayer curtain coating technology, they've created a totally new grade for the Chinese market.

Cooperation moves Whakatane forward

Cooperation moves Whakatane forward

The Whakatane Mill optimized their existing processes to gain their maximum coated board production potential through a performance co-operation with Valmet. The shared journey continues, as the mill strives towards even lighter coated boards.

Reduced coating weight, increased opacity and coverage

Reduced coating weight, increased opacity and coverage

Mexico’s leading producer of coated folding boxboard, Cartones Ponderosa, invested in curtain coating and air impingement drying technology to improve board quality, lower costs and boost productivity.