Improve your papermaking line with rebuilds
Paper machine rebuilds offer ways to remove production bottlenecks, reduce production costs, improve operating safety, save energy or add new grades with paper machine conversion. Valmet has right tools for paper machine rebuilds, including experience and expertise so you can meet your targets for the rebuild.
Get ready for a change!
When planning an upgrade or improvement of a paper machine, it always starts with setting the targets. Studies and audits are one way to analyze your machine to find the most profitable upgrade opportunities. Here are a few examples of the reasons to rebuild a paper machine - read more about the opportunities:
- Paper machine grade conversions
- Production increases
- Production cost decreases by improving material efficiency
- Quality improvements
- Energy efficiency improvements
- Automation upgrades to optimize a mill’s processes
- Machine relocations
- Smaller process improvements
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 in investment decisions.
Rebuilding is an excellent choice for paper mills to meet their challenges – production can be increased, quality improved and grade structure changed. Optimize your production line - together with Valmet.
A reliable basis for successful decisions
“Carrying out pilot trials means you get a real piece of paper in your hand, giving you much more confidence that you’re making the right decisions”, says Manfred Tiefengruber, Paper Production Manager at Sappi’s Gratkorn mill.
“PM 3 is almost like a new machine now; a combination of brand new technology and good, well maintained trusted technology”, says Stora Enso's Jukka Lyyra after successful paper to packaging conversion rebuild.
Kotkamills in Finland converted its paper machine into a unique board machine. The new machine was designed for a wide variety of products. “It is the most elegant board machine ever - it is just beautiful".
Frequent customer complaints regarding the evenness and CD profiles of Dongguan’s linerboard led Yinzhou Paper to replace the headboxes and invest in modern quality control system.
Stora Enso Skoghall, one of the world’s largest producers of liquid packaging board replaced their old quality control system (QCS) on board machine KM 8 with a modern Valmet IQ system.
"The formation improvement has yielded additional cost savings exceeding the project goal targets. The improved quality level has improved the mill’s flexibility to move higher quality grades to PM 3 that was not possible before the former upgrade.” tells the crew at PM3.
A quality control system replacement at Papelera Ecker improves paper quality and provides an increase in machine speed.