Innovation and change: Hallmarks of 2023, opportunities for 2024

Reflecting on 2023 brings two overarching themes into focus: innovation and change. Both are pivotal in driving success, and each speak to an exciting future.

Innovation: Packaging Portfolio and a new My Solution showcased at MIAC 2023

The MIAC 2023 Conference provided an opportunity for tissue industry professionals to experience several key solutions for improving production efficiencies, competitive advantage, and outcomes:

  • Casmatic B23: A merger and complete redesign of the already popular CMB 202 and 202 EVO bundlers that features revamped, advanced software and hardware, a redesigned frame with modular segments and continuous-feed chain belts constructed from individual, detachable panels to minimize product shifting and machinery maintenance. The modular design simplifies and reduces installation time by up to 40% over current bundler solutions, and reduces the equipment footprint by about 30%
  • Casmatic F12: The consistency and trustworthiness of the Casmatic brand combined with folded product packaging capabilities that deliver high-quality outcomes at speeds up to 120 packs/minute, and can run either poly or paper packaging to support sustainability initiatives
  • Casmatic Omnia 1000: Designed to overcome the longstanding challenge of splitting product rows into multiple channels at high speeds, the dual-frame diverter mechanism of this patent-pending diverter coordinates flow between launchers, channels, and product conveyor belts for high-speed, adjustable production. Each component of the diverter system is independently motorized for configurations for one, some, of all of the eight available channels as well as bypassing — to achieve diverter speed reaching a maximum of 1,000 rolls/minute
  • MTC MyWize: A My bundle line solution that integrates a folding head and steel/steel embosser to produce W or Z multifold products. When used in conjunction with the solution’s other units — unwinder, in-line bundler, and log saw — MTC MyWize can obtain a maximum speed up to 250 m/min or 10 logs/min, and handle parent reels with widths up to 1.9 m

Change: Valmet strategically acquires KÓ§rber Business Area Tissue

After the acquisition of the Körber Business Area Tissue by Valmet, we now operate as Tissue Converting Business Unit within the Valmet Group.

We integrates advanced tissue converting process technologies and related services into what is now the widest product portfolio in the market. Capabilities cover the entire tissue value chain from fiber to finished tissue products —as well as offering the broadest tissue customer coverage globally.

The combination forms a strong basis to create new business opportunities, as Pasi Laine, President and CEO of Valmet, explains:

We are happy to welcome Körber Business Area Tissue — the market leader in tissue converting — and close to 1,200 new dedicated colleagues to Valmet. The acquisition is a good fit and complements Valmet’s tissue making offering with strong expertise and complete solutions from tissue converting to packaging. By entering the tissue converting business through this acquisition, we take another step forward in strengthening capabilities to serve our global customers even better.

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Looking to the Future: Connect with Valmet at Tissue World Miami 2024

On 31 January - 2 February, 2024, the Miami Beach Convention Center is hosting Tissue World Miami 2024 — one of the world’s largest showcases of the latest technology and advancements in the North American Tissue Industry.

Valmet will be there, and we look forward to seeing you at Booths D20 for Tissue Converting and F50 for Tissue Lines. The event’s theme, “Shaping the Future of Tissue, Together” is the perfect setting for Matthew Kowalski, Valmet Account Executive, to present Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by leveraging simplicity, modularity and automation.

This educational session covers innovative ways for tissue manufacturers to maximize Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and TCO with disruptive solutions such as Perini MyGo, MTC MyWize, Sam operational solutions, and more — great information for a strategic start to the new year.

In addition to Tissue World Miami 2024, look for Valmet at:

  • Paper & Tissue One Show, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 16-18 April 2024
  • Tissue Summit Brazil, Tivoli Mofarrej Hotel, São Paulo, Brazil, 5-6 March 2024
  • CIDPEX, Nanjing International Expo Center, Jiangsu, China, 13-17 May 2024
  • Latam Paper Mexico, Hilton Mexico City Reforma Hotel, Mexico City, Mexico, 12-14 June 2024
  • Tissue Summit Latam, Panamá City, Panamá, 4-5 September 2024
  • ABTCP 2024, Transamerica Expo Center, São Paulo, Brazil, 1-3 October, 2024
  • MIAC 2024, Lucca Exhibition Center, Lucca, Italy, 9-11 October, 2024

Save the dates: Valmet’s Tissue Making Days, Karlstad, Sweden, 29-31 May 2024

We invite you to experience with us the next edition of Valmet’s Tissue Making Days, 29-31 May, 2024, in Karlstad, Sweden! After a tour of Italy, the United States, and Brazil in 2022, the annual educational and entertaining event organized by Valmet returns to Karlstad, Sweden. You are welcome to join us for insightful keynote speeches, presentations of Valmet’s latest tissue making and tissue converting solutions, round table discussions and networking opportunities. Save the dates on your calendar now! As the event draws closer, we’ll provide details on registration and the agenda.

It’s been an exciting year of innovation and change, and we look forward to the emerging opportunities in 2024. If you have any questions, please reach out to our team. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you.