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Containerboards

The market for recycled containerboards has good prospects, especially due to its sustainability as a packaging material: it is renewable and recyclable. At the same time, the requirements for containerboard quality have increased. Valmet is your right partner for efficient and sustainable containerboard production. We can offer right scale solutions from new installations and ambitious rebuilds as well as grade conversions to automation systems and production line services.

High-quality packaging material with low operating costs

Containerboard production needs to deliver high efficiency and advantages in sustainability. Producing packaging grades with low basis weight and while at the same time maintaining high strength properties is always a challenge for board makers. Together with Valmet experts and right solutions you can tackle this challenge. As our customers have stated, Valmet can deliver solutions that produces lightweight papers at high speed and especially with very good stability. We can provide production lines featuring good runnability, stability and controllability combined with low operating costs.

Valmet’s philosophy is to understand containerboard making as an integrated process from furnish preparation to the roll wrapping. The most efficient containerboard making lines around the world:

  • operate cost and energy-efficiently
  • produce high-quality board from a variety of raw materials at the lowest possible total investment
  • ensure high margins and good profitability
  • create differentiation and a competitive edge for their products

Several customers have selected Valmet as partner

Around 40% of all board produced in the world is made by Valmet machinery. Our customers run world-class energy efficient production lines, exploiting market’s latest innovations for lightweight but strong containerboard making.

Our offering for containerboard producers includes 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 containerboards
30% lower board machine energy consumption

30% lower board machine energy consumption

Siam Kraft PM 16: To exploit the growth potential for containerboards in Thailand, Siam Kraft Industry invested in new production capacity in Thailand by selection Valmet OptiConcept M production line.

One of the most sustainable containerboard lines

One of the most sustainable containerboard lines

SAICA PM 11 is one of the most advanced and most sustainable lines in the world, fitted with the very latest technology. It has been designed with the know-how of SAICA and supplied by Valmet.

Steam consumption as low as 1,5 tn/tn produced board

Steam consumption as low as 1,5 tn/tn produced board

Shanying Paper PM 5 and PM 6 produce lightweight yet strong recycled containerboard. Their aim is to be competitive in the market by using less energy and raw materials.

Lightweight container-board with safety in focus

Lightweight container-board with safety in focus

Stora Enso’s Varkaus mill in Finland converted their existing paper machine PM 3 into a board machine to produce linerboard to better meet the market need for renewable packaging.

Aim to be in the top three board machines worldwide

Aim to be in the top three board machines worldwide

Scrapping three ageing machines in favor of a single modern paper machine has slashed energy use by 34%, cut water consumption by 26% and reduced waste sent to landfill by 75% at Orora’s botany mill in Australia.

QCS replacement boosts linerboard quality and productivity

QCS replacement boosts linerboard quality and productivity

Smurfit Kappa’s Ania board mill got a boost in quality, an increase in productivity and lower costs with a new QCS system.