Valmet enhances roll cover manufacturing capacity in Thailand

Valmet Corporation's trade press release on June 26, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. EET

Valmet is investing in roll cover manufacturing capacity at its service center in Laem Chabang, Thailand. The investment will double Valmet's composite roll cover production capacity in the Asia-Pacific region. Production of Valmet's newest polyurethane products will begin by the end of June 2014.

The Laem Chabang service center is to begin manufacturing PressPolar press roll covers for board making, PressHusky press roll covers for tissue making, and CoteFalcon and CoteCondor covers for sizing and blade coating. These covers have a proven track record of providing energy savings, extending running times and lowering maintenance costs.

Calender composite cover capacity is also being expanded to meet growing demand from customers. This will improve delivery times and permit more flexible deliveries to meet varied customer needs with proven cover solutions - like the nanomaterial-based CalLeopard cover - throughout the Asia-Pacific area.

Manufacturing iRolls, Valmet's intelligent roll solution, has also been made possible with new roll cover products at Laem Chabang. iRolls are available for all main processes and positions in pulp, paper, board and tissue machines with the latest Valmet roll covers. The main benefit of iRoll technology is its accurate online profile measurement and process control in press, sizer, coater, reel and winder applications. Valmet's iRoll is the fastest, most sensitive online profile measurement tool in the industry.

 Roll cover inspection in Laem Chabang

Roll cover inspection in Laem Chabang  

Information about Valmet's service center in Thailand

Valmet's Laem Chabang service center is a one-stop service center for the pulp and paper industry in Asia-Pacific. The center features a fully equipped roll service workshop which can serve and cover even the most demanding process rolls of up to 12 m, as well as manufacturing suction roll seals and wear plates. It was inaugurated in January 1998.

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Further information, please contact:
Samppa Ahmaniemi, Director, Roll Covers, Services, Valmet, tel. +358 400 461 417,

Keon-Yeong Yoon, Vice President, Services operations, Asia Pacific, Valmet,
tel. +66 81 864 2882,

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Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our 11,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day.

Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. Our strong technology offering includes entire pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production.

The company has over 200 years of industrial history and was reborn through the demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Group in December 2013. Valmet's net sales in 2013 were approximately EUR 2.6 billion. Valmet's objective is to become the global champion in serving its customers.

Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

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