Customer case:

Varel: significant capacity increase with Valmet’s winding

Mar 29, 2022

Papier- und Kartonfabrik Varel is reaching for an annual production capacity of one million tons of corrugated board paper and board during the next few years. To further improve the performance of its PM 4, Varel invested in Valmet’s state-of-the-art winding technology.

We were convinced of Valmet's expertise in the winder area technology. We needed a reliable and high-capacity winder for our ambitious production capacity increase, and Valmet's OptiWin Drum two-drum winder was the answer to our needs.”
Oliver Kern (pictured right), Production Paper, Plant Manager BT2, Papier- und Kartonfabrik Varel
Valmet Dual Unwind system is a perfect solution for us. With the increased winder capacity, we are able to operate our PM 4 with its maximum production speed of 1,200 m/min."
Holger Droege (pictured left), Project Manager, Papier- und Kartonfabrik Varel

Location Papier- und Kartonfabrik Varel in Germany

A reel rebuild

A parent roll turning table

Transfer rails

OptiWin Drum two-drum winder with Dual Unwind system

Valmet Broke Pulper


The performance of PM 4 was further improved and winder production capacity was increased

  • Increased winder capacity: Dual Unwind system enables exceptionally fast parent roll changes at the winder - only one minute
  • Increased winder capacity: Winder’s working width was increased to 5,300 mm and production speed is now 2,700 m/min
  • Improved employee safety 
Keywords Paper & board, Rebuilds, Capacity increase, Europe

Grades Recycled testliner grades
Technical information
  • Trim width 5,600 mm 
  • Basis weight range 100-280  g/m2
  • Production speed 2,700 m/min
Start-up  2021