Valmet Black Belt is a unique shoe press belt made of high performance elastomer material reinforced with dimensionally stable synthetic yarns. The belt is available in different reinforcing structures and surface options to fulfill the demands of every shoe press. Black Belt is wear, chemical and heat resistant which ensures long and trouble free running.
Excellent wear resistance
Chemical and heat resistant
Black Belt H (high performance) is especially designed for the shoe press positions of board and paper machines. With the H design you reach longer lifetime and constant dewatering. The belt features:
Black Belt is made with double or triple layer reinforcement to fullfil the requirements of every shoe press.
Plain belt for shoe presses with no nip dewatering.
Discontinuous grooves (DG)
Discontinued grooves prevent water to flow backwards in the nip.
Semi grooved (SG)
Semi-grooved belt for high water contents to add the void volume of the press felt. The water is absorbed out of the grooves by the felt. Target grades pulp and fluting.
Grooved belt for fast paper machines
High density grooved (HD)
High density grooves for marking prone positions.
Articles and news
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.
Perlen Papier AG runs a successful trial with 100% Valmet paper machine clothing
At best, long-term collaboration leads to mutual understanding and trust – as has happened between Perlen Papier and Valmet. As a result, Valmet was able supply Perlen Papier’s PM4 a full line of paper machine clothing for a trial run.
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.
Reliable paper machine clothing gives peace of mind for Ittihad Paper Mill
The special relationship between Ittihad Paper Mill and Valmet extends from supporting the establishment of the greenfield plant to delivering the mill’s entire production line. Valmet is also the sole supplier for paper machine clothing for the mill.