In 2021, GS Paperboard & Packaging (GSPP) started up their PM 3 board machine at their Selangor site in Malaysia. It produces testliner grades from 100 percent recycled raw material and is equipped with the most modern Valmet-supplied papermaking technology.
On May 2, Cascades announced that it produced its first roll of 100% recycled containerboard at the Bear Island mill in Virginia, United States. As previously announced, Valmet supplied an extensive paper machine-grade conversion rebuild for this mill.
Hamburger Hungaria was troubled by short running times, an unscheduled downtime and extensive maintenance on its PM 7 pick-up rolls. Since the installation of a new Valmet pick-up roll and roll upgrades, the running time has more than tripled.
Every board and paper mill is its own production line’s best expert. However, knowing only “your own pockets” is not enough, given that the industry is at a crossroads because of the current energy market conditions. At this crossroads, you need to partner up to take the right steps.
Asia Paper Manufacturing in the Republic of Korea had an ambitious target to improve the board strength values. They invested in OptiSizer Hard. Compared to conventional sizers, it pushes starch deeper into the board web improving the overall strength values.
Valmet’s traditional Clothing Days were organized in Tampere, Finland, for the 15th time in October 2022. In addition to a full-day seminar with interesting presentations on paper machine clothing trends and customer success stories, the participants had the chance to mingle in social events and visit Fabrics’ local production facility.
Asia Symbol’s paper machine PM13 was successfully started up on March 27, 2022, with a machine speed of 1500 m/min. The production line is equipped with an extensive scope of automation systems and flow control solutions. After 4 months of operation, the speed has reached 1610 m/min – a new record.
Valmet’s key objective is to enhance the competitiveness of our customers’ processes by improving the productivity and efficiency of their production lines and promoting sustainable paper production through the best available technology and innovative technological solutions. For this goal, we have created our most energy-efficient paper making line.