Valmet's automated paper testing laboratory convinces paper and board makers - nine new orders received

Valmet Oyj's trade press release on September 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. EET

Valmet has recently received all together nine orders for its automated paper testing laboratory from various paper mills around the world. Three of the Valmet Paper Lab units will be delivered to North America, four to Europe and two to Asia. The deliveries will take place later this year.

"Valmet Paper Lab pro­vides papermakers with tools to manage quality and optimize the pa­permaking process. In addition to laboratories, today paper testing is increasingly carried out by operators, right next to the production line. By receiving rapid, reliable test results, operators are able to quickly make necessary adjustments and get back to running paper production on-spec. This is directly linked to optimal raw material and energy utilization as well as minimized environmental impact," tells Jukka Nokelainen, Business Manager of Valmet Paper Analyzers.

Bringing laboratory next to the paper machine

"An increasing number of papermakers have been convinced of the ability of the Valmet Paper Lab to match their needs and requirements in today's paper making. Our solution gives papermakers freedom to move - from the lab right out next to the line - to give them the instant interactivity and real-time communications they need for faster results," Nokelainen adds.

One of the reasons why papermakers choose Valmet Paper Lab is its user friendliness. Valmet's unit is easy to use all the way from sample cutting, measurements through to getting the analyses.

To present the system in action and enable paper and board makers test its performance in their own mills, Valmet has a trial lab unit available for test use.

Technical information about the Valmet Paper Lab

Valmet Paper Lab is a modular and scalable automated paper testing system with the widest selection of industry stan­dard tests on the market to test over 400 proper­ties in all kinds of grades from 15 up to 650 g/m2 and even up to 800 g/m2.

The testing system is based on over 30 years of world's leading experience in automated paper testing.  The latest Valmet Paper Lab represents the third generation in the product range. Up to this point, approximately 300 units have been delivered to paper mills around the world, many of which have replaced their older Valmet Paper Lab units with new ones.

Corporate Communications

For further information, please contact:
Jukka Nokelainen, Business Manager, Paper Analyzers, Automation, Valmet,
Tel. +358 400 284 150

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

Valmet's net sales in 2015 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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