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Specialty papers and boards

We pay and get a receipt, eat hamburgers and bake cookies on baking paper. They are in our lives but seldom we stop to think how special those papers and boards are. Every specialty paper and board grade has its own niche market and its own needs for the production process.

High quality specialty papers with special process knowhow

High quality of the end product is vital, and the quality targets must be met constantly without deviations. The critical quality targets can be reached by building a reliable production line that relies on strong process understanding.

To keep up with competition, a reliable and cost efficient process is a must. Processes need to be energy efficient and flexible to meet the changing customer needs. It is not just about having the right machinery, it is also about thoroughly understanding them. Valmet has a comprehensive knowhow about the special papermaking processes and a vast offering with the right equipment.

Whether you are an experienced specialty paper maker in need for a process upgrade or just starting your career in specialty papers we can find the perfect solution for you together. Valmet Technology Centers offer excellent piloting services to find the optimal concept for your needs. 

Our offering for specialty board and paper producers includes everything you need when producing paper cost-efficiently. We cover the entire life cycle of processes: 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 specialty papers and board
New grade added to portfolio

New grade added to portfolio

UPM Tervasaari PM 8 in Finland produces high-quality release liner. With novel metal belt pressing technology they achieved significantly lower draw, increased dryness, improved strenght and porosity and created new, lighter release grade.

Ambitious grade conversion

Ambitious grade conversion

Sappi Alfeld PM 2 in Germany was converted from graphic paper to a specialty paper machine. They now combine flexibility with high productivity, produce the highest quality of flexpack products and have gained the leading position in growing market segment.

Saving energy up to 20%

Saving energy up to 20%

Right refining is fundamental with specialty papers. Mechanical properties of the fiber must be maintained without any harmful cutting effects. OptiFiner Pro refiner increases capacity and end product quality in Cartiere Ermolli, Italy.