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Paper machine grade conversion

As we all know it the world is changing fast; the consumption of newsprint and printing/writing paper is decreasing. The consumption of containerboards or cartonboards are still 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.

Turn a new page for your paper machine

Together, we can find the solution for your purpose. Valmet is the 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:

Global paper, board and tissue consumption (Source: RISI 5-year-forecast, June 2015, Pöyry 2015)

 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 in investment decisions.

Stora Enso converted their PM3 in Varkaus to produce linerboard. Check the video to learn what they tell about their journey:

Rebuild of Stora Enso Varkaus PM3

Recent paper machine conversion success stories
Agile product development with Valmet

Agile product development with Valmet

The printing paper machine of Kotkamills was converted to produce FBB and food service boards in 2016. After the start-up, Kotkamills has introduced unseen innovative products to the market.

Stora Enso Varkaus

Stora Enso Varkaus

In 2015, Stora Enso’s Varkaus mill in Finland converted their existing paper machine PM 3 to produce linerboard.

Sappi Alfeld Mill

Sappi Alfeld Mill

The Sappi Alfeld Mill in Germany - from graphic paper machine into specialty grades.

Blue Paper

Blue Paper

Blue Paper's PM 1 at the Stracel mill, France was facing its first revival, as the machine was converted from newsprint to LWC

Thai Paper

Thai Paper

Thai Paper's PM 5 was converted from printing and writing papers into glassine paper production.

How to ensure successful conversion?

How to ensure successful conversion?

Pilot trials at Valmet Paper Technology Center offer thorough testing and comparison of technologies prior to making an investment commitment.