High efficiency and excellent runnability with OptiFormer forming technologies

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.

OptiFormer Gap, Hybrid and Fourdrinier application methods are available in the OptiFormer family. Valmet's forming sections provide energy-efficient operation with high efficiency, excellent runnability, ease of maintenance and cleanliness.

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 providing customers with excellent service and reliable results to support in investment decisions. Read more about Paper Technology Centers here

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