Valmet provides a comprehensive range of paper machine forming section applications for the varying requirements of different board and paper grades and speed ranges. The forming section concepts include solutions for gap forming, hybrid forming and Fourdrinier applications which can be used for new line installations and rebuilds alike.
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We offer the opportunity to experiment and develop paper and board products and processes at Valmet Paper Technology Center without having to put your own production on hold. This is very cost-efficient compared to expensive tests in your own production. You can follow the activities in the trials on site or remotely through live streaming cameras.
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 investment decisions.
Rebuilding a paper or board machine, or a section of it, can improve the competitiveness of your business and your processes. But where do you start? Over the years, we have gathered plenty of experience and expertise in rebuilding all kinds of machines. We asked our experts to provide tips, advice and industry insight to help you demystify the rebuild process and created a practical guide book.
Download our e-book to learn how to develop a winning rebuild concept, how to minimize rebuild related risks, and how to ensure smooth ramp up to full production.
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OptiFormer product family provides flexible forming solutions for all board and paper grades and a broad range of machine speeds, widths and capacities. OptiFormer forming sections provide the end product quality you need with highly efficient water removal, excellent runnability, and cleanliness.
OptiFormer forming section concepts include solutions for gap forming, hybrid forming and Fourdrinier applications, which can be used for new line installations and rebuilds alike.
Sleeve roll technology
The journey to innovate board and paper machine technology has led to the breakthrough known as Sleeve roll technology. This innovative technology redefines dewatering by harnessing the power of compression already in the forming section, reducing the need for energy-intensive vacuum methods that conventional forming technologies rely on.
Planning a grade conversion?
The world is changing fast; the consumption of newsprint and printing paper is decreasing and the consumption of containerboards or cartonboards are increasing. An old paper machine can be updated with a grade conversion rebuild to produce more profitable products. Turn a new page for your paper machine with the help from Valmet.Discover more
Services and automation solutions for forming sections
Doctoring affects machine runnability, paper and board quality, production costs, and production efficiency. Runnability can be improved by optimizing doctoring parameters and blade materials. Cleaner rolls result in better end-product quality. The blades can be selected to meet customers shutdown schedule which will lead to fewer blade changes resulting in lower blade costs. The reduction of unplanned shutdowns and costly downtime periods can be avoided by reliable and trouble-free doctoring....
Valmet's forming fabrics comprise a wide range of excellent forming fabrics to fulfill all customer expectations. Valmet has constantly improved their forming fabric technology and created fabrics providing excellent runnability, high wear resistance, long running time, good paper profiles and good retention. Specialized forming fabric designs for packaging grades continue to improve drainage. Development work is done closely with Valmet's forming section specialists.
Former improvement solutions help you to ensure that your forming section is performing at the highest possible level. With the customized solutions you will improve paper quality, solve runnability problems, improve dewatering, and ensure better operational reliability. You can also expect measurable results, a good return on your investment and cost-effectiveness.
If your target is to produce a uniform, high-quality web, having a clean machine is essential. Our family of cleaning devices helps you to keep your fabrics and rolls clean during production. The benefits of effective cleaning are reduced break and a more stable process. Our cleaning solutions are easy to operate and maintain, and they are adjustable for a variety of cleaning needs. They are also environmentally friendly as there is no need to use cleaning chemicals.
State-of-the-art software for ultimate quality control
The most important task of the controls and optimizations is to provide the capability to produce stable quality efficiently at economical optimum. Valmet IQ Applications are the core of the system with clear user interface and intelligent control applications which allow you to manage the machine line performance. Efficient user experience gives a clear view of process performance and product quality, at all times.