The world is changing fast; the consumption of newsprint and printing/writing papers is decreasing. The consumption of containerboards or cartonboards are rapidly increasing due to the e-commerce. An old paper machine can be updated with a grade conversion rebuild to produce more profitable products like containerboards, cartonboards or special papers.
Together, we can find a solution for your purpose. Valmet is the trusted partner for you. Check the consumption forecasts for paper and board grades to see if you should consider a paper machine conversion for your paper or board making line:
Valmet Paper Technology Centers 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 grade conversion investment decisions.
We offer the opportunity to experiment and develop paper and board products and processes without having to put your own production on hold. Follow the activities in the trials on site or remotely through live streaming cameras. Pilot trials are very cost-efficient compared to expensive tests in paper and board maker's own production.Contact our pilot trial experts
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. They chose Valmet as their partner for this challenging rebuild. Check the video to learn what they tell about their journey.
From paper to packaging - StoraEnso Varkaus PM3
May 17, 2016
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.
Blue Paper PM 1 grade conversion rebuild
Apr 8, 2015
When a papermaking line is rebuilt into a boardmaking line, the rebuild task is very seldom a simple and straightforward project. This was the case also when the papermaking line at Blue Paper was converted to turn out liner and fluting from recycled waste paper.
Rebuilding a paper or board machine can improve the competitiveness of your business and your processes. But where do you start? Download our e-book to learn how to develop a winning rebuild concept, how to minimize rebuild related risks, and how to ensure smooth ramp up to full production.Download e-book