Valmet to rebuild Metsä Tissue's tissue machines in Raubach in Germany and Pauliström in Sweden

Valmet Oyj's press release on September 20, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. EET

Metsä Tissue has selected Valmet as supplier for the upgrades of tissue machine TM3 in Raubach, Germany and the tissue machine in Pauliström, Sweden.

The orders were included in Valmet's second quarter 2016, orders received. The value of the orders will not be disclosed.

Earlier this year Metsä Tissue started up its tissue machine TM1 in Raubach, Germany after Valmet's extensive rebuild of the wet section, where a new OptiFlo II TIS headbox and an Advantage ViscoNip press were installed. The target of this rebuild was to enhance the product qualities as well as energy efficiency and process performance in a sustainable way. 

TM3 in Raubach will be equipped with the same headbox as TM1 while Pauliström will replace its existing shoe press and Yankee dryer with Valmet's Advantage ViscoNip press and cast iron Yankee cylinder.

"We are impressed by the results of the new OptiFlo headbox and the Advantage ViscoNip press, but also by the great team work we had in the TM1 project at our Raubach mill. Altogether it has convinced us to extend our cooperation with Valmet also for the new projects in Germany and Sweden," says Guido Bröcker, Senior Vice President Technology from Metsä Tissue.

"With this kind of upgrades the performance and product quality of existing tissue machines can be increased significantly without major investments. We are proud to continue the excellent teamwork we have developed with Metsä Tissue also in the coming projects. We are looking forward to working together to improve their production assets as well as energy efficiency and product quality with Valmet's state-of-the-art technology," says Björn Magnus, Sales Director, Tissue Mills Business Unit from Valmet

Technical information

The machine rebuild to be delivered by Valmet for TM3 in Raubach includes a new OptiFlo II TIS headbox, upgrade of the approach flow system and new screens. The Pauliström tissue machine rebuild consists of an Advantage ViscoNip press and a cast iron Yankee cylinder as well as installation services.

Information about the customer Metsä Tissue

Metsä Tissue is one of the leading tissue paper products suppliers to households and professionals in Europe and the world's leading supplier of baking and cooking papers. Metsä Tissue is part of Metsä Group, which is a forest industry group focusing on wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh forest fibre paperboards and tissue and cooking papers. Metsä Group's sales totalled EUR 5.0 billion in 2015, and it employs approximately 9,600 people. The Group operates in some 30 countries.

Corporate Communications

For further information, please contact:

Jan Erikson, Vice President, Sales, Tissue Mills business unit, Valmet, tel. +46 70 517 14 90

Björn Magnus, Sales Director, EMEA, Tissue Mills business unit, Valmet, tel. +46 703 17 79 83

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