Valmet extends fiber image analysis to automatic pulp quality prediction

Valmet Oyj’s trade press release on April 7, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. EET 

Valmet has launched a new additional option for both new and existing users of the Valmet Fiber Image Analyzer. The new option, called Option C, makes it easier for pulp and paper mills to unlock the true potential value of their raw material by calculating and displaying correlations between measured fiber properties and their effect on end product quality.

A variety of pulp quality parameters, including tensile, burst, tear, short span compression (SCT), porosity or softness, can be predicted by the analyzer with results fully customizable. Additional communication protocols now allow easier integration with mill systems to provide operators with faster access to the effects of furnish and process changes. This provides optimum use of raw materials together with improved product quality.

Industry leader in the fiber analysis with new features

“The Valmet Fiber Image Analyzer has been already recognized by users as the industry leader in the fiber analysis and we see the addition of Option C as a major step forward in laboratory automation. It provides a new tool for the day-to-day management of stock preparation as well as supporting process and product development efforts that improve process efficiency and product quality,” says Tommi Niskanen, Product Manager, Valmet.

The Valmet Fiber Image Analyzer is intended for routine pulp and paper mill laboratory use as well as laboratory research. It offers a comprehensive set of automated fiber measurements for virgin, recycled and synthetic fibers as well as numerous other fibers such as cotton, hemp, jute, flax, and tobacco. The Option C includes Windows based Valmet Data Modeler software, models integration in the analyzer as well as data communication capabilities.

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For further information, please contact: 
Tommi Niskanen, Product Manager, Automation business line, Valmet, tel. +358 40 075 8915

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Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. With our automation systems and flow control solutions we serve an even wider base of process industries.  

We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers. Our 17,000 professionals work close to our customers and are committed to improving our customers’ performance – every day. 

The company has over 220 years of industrial history and a strong track record in continuous improvement and renewal. In 2022, a major milestone was achieved, when flow control company Neles was merged into Valmet. The combined company net sales in 2021 was approximately EUR 4.5 billion based on the respective company figures.  

Valmet’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and the head office is in Espoo, Finland.     

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