Customer case:

Varaka Kagıt entrusted its quality to Valmet Paper Lab

Dec 17, 2019

The SEKA Balikesir plant, which Albayrak Group of Companies took over in 2003 to produce newsprint paper for its affiliated media companies, has started to run again. The name of the factory has been changed to Varaka Kagit, and the optimization works have been going on since April 2019. The first Valmet Paper Lab in Turkey started to run along with the first machine with 1000 tons/day capacity commissioned in the first stage of the investment planned in two stages.

Varaka Kagit in Turkey uses Valmet Paper Lab for quality optimization
This is a compact device, an easy to use equipment. The young team we assigned in the laboratory did not only learn to use the device with Valmet Paper Lab, but also realized how important they are in the quality of the produced paper.
Mürşit Tetik, Varaka Kağıt Deputy General Manager


Location Balikesir, Turkey
Customer challenge Varaka Kagıt wanted to save time in production and improve their quality further. 

Valmet Paper Lab, an automated paper and board quality testing laboratory.

Consistency measurement solution including blade sensors (Valmet SP), rotating sensors (Valmet Rotary), online optical sensors (Valmet LC) and inline optical sensors (Valmet OCR).


With Valmet Paper Lab, operators now get fast, reliable test results and can make adjustments quickly to meet the quality requirement in the paper production.

Automatic testing and measuring has also saved time. 

Keywords Valmet Paper Lab, Automation, Europe