Quality never goes out of fashion - Valmet Paper Machine Clothing
Keep your machine dressed up and ready to run!
As a full line clothing supplier, Valmet offers fabric solutions for the entire paper and board machine. Valmet’s complete high quality fabric solutions improve paper making process performance, contribute to efficient production, reduced energy consumption and overall cost reduction in all types of paper and board machines. We implement sustainable processes for paper and board without compromising the end results.
The constantly advancing technology in board and paper making presents a growing challenge for clothing. Paper machine clothing is developed hand in hand with board and paper machines. The challenges are tackled with focused R&D, technical and application expertise and an overall innovative approach. The custom-designed fabrics at the right position improve your machine performance and output.
We offer a full product line of forming fabrics, press felts, shoe press belts and dryer fabrics. Optimal services are qualified by our clothing experts providing you with the best support and advice for your needs.
Our fabrics are delivered globally to board, SC-, LWC-, newsprint and fine paper machines together with our supporting technical and start-up services.
All our PMC products have been renamed, and the new names are taken into use at the end of September 2017.
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The shoe press belt family is growing
Valmet has been producing shoe press belts for the global market since the mid-1990s. Today, Valmet Black Belts are known for their excellent material mix, long lifetime and good dewatering capability. To meet the demands of today’s paper production, Valmet has recently developed yet another belt type: Valmet Black Belt H.
It’s a shared journey
Stora Enso and Valmet have a long history of working for better results at the Veitsiluoto Mill. The cooperation has brought benefits ranging from economies of scale to joint innovation, and helped the mill to improve their production capabilities over time.
Improving press performance step by step
After a fourphase improvement project, Thai Cane Paper enjoys lower steam consumption, better runnability, higher paper dryness, longer felt lifetimes, and vacuum energy savings in its PM 2 press section.
Valmet Dryer Fabrics are optimized for durable and reliable performance
Durable and reliable dryer fabrics make the paper-making process predictable and minimize the need for unplanned fabric changes. Valmet has developed new products to ensure that dryer fabrics remain durable and reliable, even under challenging conditions. These optimized, economical solutions match customers’ exact needs.
Stable performance with Valmet Press Felts
Press felts are key in successfully removing water in the papermaking process. Overall, they play a very important role in the machine’s performance, especially in terms of runnability. In press felts, small things make the difference. Valmet’s press felts are known by their profiling and special treatments.
Seeking excellence with polarized forming fabrics
In 2016, Valmet introduced a new generation of forming fabrics with a polarized structure. Customer experiences have shown that these polarized forming fabrics have the potential to revolutionize water removal in the papermaking process.
A rolling stone gathers no moss
In addition to offering high-quality paper machine clothing, Valmet’s target is to walk along the customer all through their production process. This has been noticed at Schoellershammer PM 5 as well.
Start-up with Valmet paper machine clothing
Valmet supplied paper machine rebuild for Stora Enso's PM3 in Varkaus started up successfully. The mill feels that a single point of responsibility is beneficial, as there are fewer players and thus fewer overlaps in the start-ups.
Improved efficiency for paper and board making with dryer fabric for single felted groups
The demands placed on paper and board machine clothing are high, as the fabrics have to support the smooth operation of the entire production line. Dryer fabrics also need to withstand high temperatures, high fabric wear risk caused by mechanical seals and rolls, as well as high-pressure cleaning up to 600 bars.
Proven by tests: Valmet Black Belt has highest impact strength
The most important property of a shoe press belt, used in paper and board machines, is its toughness, in all probability. Tough material survives in even the hardest and fastest impact situations. In tests made at Tampere University of Technology, Valmet Black Belt showed the best impact resistance compared to other belt designs.
Valmet Press Felt SPM for demanding conditions
Valmet’s SprintMaster press felt is designed for demanding paper and board machine conditions. It provides great savings potential with improvements in runnability, dry content, start-up, lifetime and energy consumption.
Huge improvements through forming fabrics
The right forming fabric can bring about huge improvements in boardmaking. Valmet Forming Fabric OP improves machine efficiency and paper quality as well as providing major cost savings – all benefits warmly welcomed by packaging grade producers.