Valmet launches on-site paper machine roll coating service in Japan with Tocalo

Valmet Corporation's trade press release on November 13, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. EET

Valmet has signed a license agreement with Tocalo to manufacture for the Japanese market Valmet's DryOnyx H on-site release coating for drying cylinder applications for paper machines. Tocalo has extensive experience in on-site roll services in Japan, and Valmet's technology will complement Tocalo's existing on-site range. The agreement was signed in August 2014, and operations will start at the beginning of December 2014.

DryOnyx H is a special release coating for drying and cooling cylinders. "Its functional surface chemistry has excellent antifouling properties as well as superior doctoring resistance. This means it has a long lifetime and provides extended service intervals," says Samppa Ahmaniemi, director of Roll Covers at Valmet. He continues: "We have already proved this. We have over 300 references globally within our paper and board customers."

"We see good market opportunities for this kind of coating service," explains Daisuke Inoue, Supervisor, Global Business Development at Tocalo. "DryOnyx H has a unique polymer composition which gives it a short coating time. This provides remarkable savings and benefits for on-site work. The coating also has excellent release properties and corrosion resistance. Our license agreement with Valmet will strengthen our position in the Japanese market among paper and board customers."

Image: DryOnyx H release coating on drying cylinder

Information about Tocalo

TOCALO Co., Ltd. was originally established as Toyo Carolizing Industry Co., Ltd. in 1951. With introducing thermal spraying technology as the core business from its early stage, TOCALO has made a continuous progress and been a key player in surface modification field since its foundation.

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

Daisuke Inoue, Supervisor, Global Business, Tocalo Co., Ltd., tel. +81 78 411 5561,

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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