Technologies and machinery for containerboard production

The market for recycled containerboards has good prospects, especially due to its sustainability as a packaging material: it is renewable and recyclable. At the same time, the requirements for containerboard quality have increased. Valmet is your right partner for efficient and sustainable containerboard production. We can offer right scale solutions from new installations and ambitious rebuilds as well as grade conversions to automation systems and production line services.

Produce high-quality packaging material with low operating costs with Valmet's machinery

Containerboard production needs to deliver high efficiency and advantages in sustainability. Producing packaging grades with low basis weight and while at the same time maintaining high strength properties is always a challenge for board makers. Together with Valmet experts and the right solutions you can tackle this challenge. As our customers have stated, Valmet can deliver solutions that produce lightweight papers at high speed and especially with very good stability. We can provide production lines featuring good runnability, stability, and controllability combined with low operating costs.

Valmet’s philosophy is to understand containerboard making as an integrated process from furnish preparation to the roll wrapping. The most efficient containerboard making lines around the world:

  • operate cost and energy-efficiently
  • produce high-quality board from a variety of raw materials at the lowest possible total investment
  • ensure high margins and good profitability
  • create differentiation and a competitive edge for their products

 

Several customers have selected Valmet as a partner

Around 40% of all board produced in the world is made by Valmet machinery. Our customers run world-class energy-efficient production lines, exploiting the market’s latest innovations for lightweight but strong containerboard making.

Our offering for containerboard producers includes new installationsrebuilds, and services as well as automation solutions to guarantee that your paper machine runs smoothly, energy-efficiently and uses raw materials economically while being safe to use. 

Valmet Technology Centers offer excellent piloting services to find the optimal concept and technological solution for your needs.

 

Success stories with containerboards
Improved availability, increased production and reduction in waste at a pulp and board mill

Improved availability, increased production and reduction in waste at a pulp and board mill

A mega mill with board and pulp production improved availability, increased production and reduced waste with Maintenance Operations Agreement.

Quick turnaround to remote mode

Quick turnaround to remote mode

The new OptiConcept M board production line continues to build Shanying Huazhong’s competitive advantage through its reliability, cost-effectiveness and high level of automation. Even in these challenging Covid-19 times, the machine’s operations have continued smoothly with remote support.

Light, strong and 100 % recycled

Light, strong and 100 % recycled

To respond to market trends and produce containerboard with both outstanding strength properties and corrugated board print surface characteristics, Pratt Industries recently invested in two Valmet OptiConcept M board machines.

Klabin’s massive Puma II project makes history with Eukaliner kraftliner

Klabin’s massive Puma II project makes history with Eukaliner kraftliner

Klabin’s massive Puma II project in Brazil is making history by challenging the conventional thinking that softwood pulp is required to make high-quality kraftliner. Its new OptiConcept M kraftliner machine will produce Eukaliner – the world’s first kraftliner using 100 percent eucalyptus.

Pratt Industries PM 17: Expert training delivers a flawless start-up

Pratt Industries PM 17: Expert training delivers a flawless start-up

Pratt Industries started up their new PM 17 board machine in 2019 at Wapakoneta, Ohio. The start-up was a great success thanks to both extensive training and the unique opportunity to train their personnel on exactly the same type of OptiConcept M line at Pratt’s PM 16 machine in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Greif’s on-time and under-budget project

Greif’s on-time and under-budget project

A new OptiPress press section, with Valmet clothing included, boosts productivity, improves quality of the corrugating medium and reduces energy consumption at Greif Riverville Mill in USA.

30% lower board machine energy consumption

30% lower board machine energy consumption

Siam Kraft PM 16: To exploit the growth potential for containerboards in Thailand, Siam Kraft Industry invested in new production capacity in Thailand by selection Valmet OptiConcept M production line.

One of the most sustainable containerboard lines

One of the most sustainable containerboard lines

SAICA PM 11 is one of the most advanced and most sustainable lines in the world, fitted with the very latest technology. It has been designed with the know-how of SAICA and supplied by Valmet.

Lightweight container-board with safety in focus

Lightweight container-board with safety in focus

Stora Enso’s Varkaus mill in Finland converted their existing paper machine PM 3 into a board machine to produce linerboard to better meet the market need for renewable packaging.

QCS replacement boosts linerboard quality and productivity

QCS replacement boosts linerboard quality and productivity

Smurfit Kappa’s Ania board mill got a boost in quality, an increase in productivity and lower costs with a new QCS system.