Valmet to supply a Valmet IQ Web Inspection System to Ahlstrom in Sweden

Valmet Oyj’s trade press release on May 31, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. EEST 

Valmet will supply a Valmet IQ Web Inspection System for pulp dirt count to Ahlstrom’s Aspa mill in Sweden. The dirt measurement will cover the full width of production. The target is to improve the line efficiency of pulp drying and to achieve high quality of the pulp.

The order was included in Valmet's orders received of the first quarter 2023. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The delivery is scheduled for October 2023.

"We chose Valmet's web inspection system because it has the most advanced technology on the market and worldwide references. With the system, we will be able to detect and classify dirt particles more effectively, which ensures high quality of the pulp. This supports streamlining and optimizing our processes," says Thomas Eriksson, Manager, Technical Customer Service, Ahlstrom Aspa Bruk AB.

"We're delighted to provide Ahlstrom with our web inspection solution to help the Aspa mill classify different dirt particles with real-time detection and advanced image analysis, meeting the industry’s increasing demand," says Jan Theorell, Sales Manager, Automation Systems, Valmet.

Technical details about the delivery

The Valmet IQ Web Inspection System for dirt count uses unique high-power lighting and intelligent camera technology to detect dirt and shive defects that used to go unnoticed. ISO 5350-2 standard-based classification and automated online analysis help to identify and resolve critical defects and ensure continuous online quality control.

Information about the customer

Ahlstrom is the global leader in fiber-based specialty materials, supplying innovative and sustainable solutions to customers worldwide. Its offerings include compostable food and beverage processing and packaging materials, liquid and air filtration media, diagnostic materials and protective medical fabrics.

Ahlstrom’s Aspa mill in Sweden

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For further information, please contact:

Jan Theorell, Sales Manager, Automation Systems, Valmet, tel. +46 767 768 809

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. Our 17,500 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers’ performance forward – 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 the flow control company Neles was merged into Valmet. Valmet’s net sales in 2022 were approximately EUR 5.1 billion. 

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

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