Customer case:

Saint-Gobain Vietnam improves end-product quality with Valmet FS5

Saint-Gobain Vietnam offers a wide range of leading products and services to Vietnam's construction industry. The company produces for instance building boards like Gybroc which is one of their main products, and they use Valmet Fiber Image Analyzer with UHD technology to monitor raw material quality and refining.

Valmet Fiber Image Analyzer at Saint-Gobain Vietnam
The level of local Valmet service and user training was professional. We were impressed with how smooth and fast the commissioning was. Moreover, deeper fiber measurements application training given remotely by the global Valmet team was especially useful and gave us new insights. Now we have tools to reliably control the quality from the raw material all the way over the refining which was not possible with visual checking.
Mr. Pham Van Hung (left on the picture), Process Supervisor
Summary
Location Hiep Phu, Vietnam
Challenge

To control incoming raw material quality coming from various suppliers, and control further processing of the material with refining for building board production.

Solution
  • Valmet Fiber Image Analyzer (Valmet FS5) with UHD technology
  • The fiber morphology and deformation measurements with accurate fines particle detection provide tools to monitor raw material quality and refining
Results
  • Monitor and control by measuring fiber length before and after the refiner
  • More accurate control to keep raw material quality constant
  • Fast and accurate data that can be relied on for immediate actions in terms of refining
  • Improved and even quality of the end-products
Keywords Fiber Image Analyzer, Fiber cement, Automation, Vietnam

Fiber Image Analyzer

Designed for routine pulp and paper mill laboratory use as well as laboratory research, Valmet Fiber Image Analyzer (Valmet FS5) offers a comprehensive set of automated fiber measurements.