The development of a tube thickness measurement program began as a thought to create more structure and finished as an interactive application in Valmet Customer Portal, with many benefits for both the customer and Valmet. Prolonged lifespan of boiler tubes, control over maintenance costs and prevention of unplanned shutdowns are only some of the gains.
Gathering over 100 textile industry experts, Nordic Textile Fibre Day explored the latest developments in man-made cellulosic textile fibers and textile recycling. Scaling up from pilot phase to industrial production, funding the investment and development and close co-operation between different companies and start-ups are seen essential to transform the textile industry towards more sustainable way of working. Read more from the article.
Valmet produces thousands of tons of paper machine clothing (PMC) and filter fabrics each year. To diminish our environmental impact, we have consistently striven to reduce waste generation and to re-use side streams in fabrics production. Significant steps have also been taken in recycling used paper machine clothing and filter fabrics.
Improving mill production in both cost reduction and quality control is often compartmental. Tuning individual subprocesses helps, but taking a mill-wide view of optimization shows the true potential. We interviewed Timo Laurila and Matti Selkälä to learn more.
ARAUCO’s historic MAPA project faced several challenges but was ultimately a success. The energy efficient technologies, a high-power recovery boiler and a biomass boiler enable ARAUCO’s carbon neutrality and the delivery of renewable energy to the national electrical grid.
Have you ever thought that rusty old refiner of yours could be as good as new – and even better? Well, it’s possible! At Valmet, we offer Workshop services for stock preparation and recycled fiber that enable your existing and old process devices to be updated to today’s technology standards, while keeping them compatible with your production line. You will benefit from better performance and cost-effective end-product quality.
The 'Biorefining / value adding to waste' is one of the streams in Beyond Circularity, Valmet's ambitious R&D program and ecosystem. The target of this stream is to develop technologies for turning biomaterials and waste into valuable products and replacing fossil-based raw materials.
Valmet is currently collaborating with many universities and has now increased its presence on university campuses further south in Sweden. Tomas Vikström of Valmet was recently appointed part-time Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, working with Fiber Processes and he will teach courses at master and doctoral level.