Valmet to supply solutions package to improve performance of Forestal y Papelera Concepción, Chile

May 4, 2022

Paper manufacturer, FPC Papeles, chose Valmet to supply a package to improve its process performance, focusing mainly on final product quality and paper machine runnability. The order was included in Valmet’s orders received during the fourth quarter of 2021.

The company visited Klabin's mill in Ortigueira, Brazil, to see the new board machine PM27, and check on site Valmet’s unique solution that combines process technologies, services, and automation. The collaboration between FPC and Valmet's experts made it possible to develop a customized offer to meet all the customer needs and expectations.

Throughout the equipment selection and purchase process, we felt very supported by Valmet's technical and commercial team, which was of great help in the selection process. We are certainly looking forward to receiving the equipment we ordered from Valmet, because we believe it is the most suitable equipment for our mill and will allow us to achieve the production levels and paper quality we need to stay competitive in the long term,"

explains Eduardo Izquierdo, R&D Director of FPC Papeles.

"Thanks to Valmet's complete portfolio of solutions for the paper industry, we were able to first listen to the customer's needs and then offer different solutions focused on improving quality, saving energy and ensuring machine reliability with lower capital and operating costs," says Peter Hernandez, Sales Manager, Andes region, Valmet. "Valmet's professionals were able to combine knowledge from several areas to find the best and most cost-effective solution," he adds.

Gabriel Silva, Sales Manager, Valmet, highlights the collaboration between the customer and the Valmet teams in Andes, Brazil and Finland. "FPC is a very important customer for the Andes region and will have our full dedication during the development of this project," he says.

Information about Valmet’s delivery

The delivery includes a new shaker with remote monitoring, a Valmet Industrial Internet (VII) application, which will help improve sheet quality and shape, a new RF-3 refiner for stock preparation, web stabilizers and suction stabilizer boxes for the first two sets of dryers.

Furthermore, a new doctor and save-all (collecting tray) elements are added to improve the dewatering of the press and make the operation of the machine and the pressing system even more efficient.

FPC will also receive replacement rolls for its NTT Tissue machine, which will ensure better reliability and performance.

Additionally, with this order, an agreement for the supply of refiner segments was signed for the next two years

About Forestal y Papelera Concepción (FPC)

Paper company located in the Biobío region, Chile, founded at the end of 1995. Since 2009, it produces packaging papers based on recycled fiber. They consolidated their position at national level through the manufacture and sale of Test Liner and Onda paper rolls made from 100% recycled fibers.


For more information, please contact

Peter Hernandez, Mill Sales Manager, Valmet, tel. +56975785394 or +56412106487,

Gabriel Silva, Sales Manager, Valmet, tel. +55 15 99819 8697,