Multi-Fourdriniers for high efficiency and output across a broad range of grades

OptiFormer Multi 

Valmet's OptiFormer Multi-Fourdriniers provide:  

 

  • Cost-effective design with two, three, four or five Fourdriniers
  • High drainage and production capacity
  • Wide basis weight range with good sheet formation
  • The tailored concept for best utilization of raw material

 

Valmet Fourdrinier ensures high efficiency and output. The flexibility to make products across a broad range of grades is also often desired, and white lined chipboard, folding boxboard and coated SBS can all be produced on the same multi-Fourdrinier machine. With this flexibility, production can be targeted at the best market potential and the highest value.

A Fourdrinier forming section delivers gentle dewatering and high strength yield. The length of the Fourdrinier forming table is optimized for furnish used. The concept is cost-effective and provides good product properties throughout its operating range.

Multilayer web enables optimized structure for each of the plies

Fourdrinier forming can involve 1 to 5 plies, enabling a wide basis weight range with good sheet formation. The heaviest ply is often equipped with an OptiFormer Hybrid top former unit. Advanced dilution basis weight profiling can also be used for efficient profile control with the heaviest ply.

Valmet’s extensive product range also provides rebuild solutions for traditional Fourdrinier formers to improve end-product quality and output, or to enter a new basis weight range or board grade.

 

Customer success stories

30% increase in recycled packaging production

30% increase in recycled packaging production

Arkhangelsk Mill aims for competitive advantages after the rebuild of BM2. "We have a wide basis weight and end product format range for flexibility. We expect decreased costs and energy consumption: 15-20% heat savings, 8% electricity savings and 5% reduction in water consumption," says Alexander Tuvanof.

Optimal balance of scope, cost and time: Coated board machine of ITC PM1

Optimal balance of scope, cost and time: Coated board machine of ITC PM1

“There is an increasing demand for packaging board in India and board has an important role in replacing plastics. We needed a trustworthy equipment supplier and technology which can convert raw material to a high-quality board in a cost-efficient way", says Sanjay Singh, CEO of ITC Paperboards and Specialty Papers Division.

World-class liquid packaging board machine

World-class liquid packaging board machine

With the new BM1 and BCTMP line, Stora Enso Beihai meets the growing need for safe food packaging board in Asia. Reliability and stability were the key aspects of the technology chosen.

New BM1 and fully modernized off-coater - Metsä Board Husum

New BM1 and fully modernized off-coater - Metsä Board Husum

Metsä Board's OptiConcept M is the most modern FBB machine in Europe. It produces sustainable food service boards, such as cups, bowls, and plates with high quality, brightness, and lightness.

From paper to packaging - StoraEnso Varkaus PM3

From paper to packaging - StoraEnso Varkaus PM3

In 2015, Stora Enso converted their existing paper machine In Varkaus Mill to produce linerboard to better meet the market need for renewable packaging. PM 3 is almost like a new machine now; a combination of brand new and good, well maintained trusted technology.

Greenpac's lightweight containerboard machine

Greenpac's lightweight containerboard machine

The Valmet-supplied Greenpac PM 1 containerboard production line maximizes production efficiency, while optimizing the use of energy, water and raw materials.

World’s fastest coated board machine

World’s fastest coated board machine

The Ji’an Group's PM 3 in China enables the company to optimize its raw material costs and to become a major producer of coated board. The novel curtain coating technology provides the mill with more furnish options to choose from.