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Pilot trials at Valmet Paper Technology Center

The proving grounds for improved efficiency

Valmet Paper Technology Center provides the world's most comprehensive offering of testing and piloting services to paper and board manufacturers worldwide. Our pilot facilities have the entire process covered, from stock preparation to coatings and everything between, providing customers with excellent service and reliable results to support in investment decisions.

Insurance for your investment

Whether you are looking to change up your production or improve the efficiency of your existing process we are talking about a serious capital investment decision that should never be taken lightly. To ensure peace of mind and investment security, you should invest in solutions that you know to be true and tested. Valmet offers extensive testing opportunities spanning the entire production process prior to making an investment commitment.

Setting the standard for testing efficiency

Valmet Technology Center facilities are always of the highest standard. The needed technology is available to you in a clean and safe environment. All the solutions and latest innovations we make available are always proven in practice. Thanks to a customized process tailored to mirror your process, the results are directly translatable into your real process environment.


Our facilities allow you to run tests on a set up which mirrors that, which you have at your facilities, or alternatively the type of configuration you are looking to set up. We even encourage you to bring in your own base materials from pulp to coatings to ensure realistic testing results.


Our technology Center is designed to let you discover how utilizing new Valmet solutions and new innovations could improve the efficiency of your existing processes or convert your lines to new grades or even new end products in a risk-free piloting environment.


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Valmet's R&D work focuses on improving energy and raw material efficiency of papermaking. Recent studies indicate that a lighter end product could be created with foam forming technology.

A reliable basis for successful business decisions

“Carrying out pilot trials means you get a real piece of paper in your hand, giving you much more confidence that you’re making the right decisions”, says Manfred Tiefengruber, Paper Production Manager at Sappi’s Gratkorn mill.

Research and development

Valmet’s focus on research and development work is currently aimed at cost-efficient, modularized and standardized solutions with the right technology scope