Board and paper videos

Here you can learn more about our Board and paper technologies and offering.

Forward to a new era of textiles
Valmet is taking a strong role in the revolution of the textile industry. We see novel cellulose-based textiles and fiber-to-fiber textile recycling as the solution to a more sustainable and circular textile production. There are already existing technologies we can utilize – and new ones are underway. As our partner, you will have access to leading technology, automation and services to develop your sustainable textile fiber production.
Reform of the packaging: Valmet’s and Metsä Group’s 3D fiber demo plant
Valmet and Metsä Group's innovation company Metsä Spring received national Quality Innovation Award 2022 in Finland with their demo plant that manufactures new kind of fiber products called Muoto®. The joint development project won the category of potential innovations. Sampo Immonen, Director, Line R&D at Valmet and Jarkko Tuominen, Project Director at Metsä Group present the idea behind the project.
Nippon Dynawave: sustainable board with less CO2 emissions and fibers
Nippon Dynawave wanted to go towards a more sustainable board production. They succeeded in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and using less fibers for the same amount of board with the Valmet-supplied metal belt calender.
APP Jingui PM2 - Reliable and innovative technology for low carbon operations
APP Jingui BM2 is a coated cardboard production line, with a web width of 8,850 meters and a design daily capacity of nearly 4,200 tonnes. BM2 has many technical highlights from Valmet that contribute to the line’s environmental efficiency and low carbon operation. Watch the video to learn more.
APP Jingui PM2 - Seamless cooperation creates maximum synergy
APP Jingui BM2 is a complete large-scale high-speed production line for coated white cardboard, delivered by Valmet. APP Jingui BM2 has been a success from the moment it started up. It took only three hours to achieve a smooth start-up in the uncoated section – from the stock entering the headbox to leaving the pre-calender. Watch the video to learn more about the cooperation between Valmet and APP, that resulted in a success from the start.
APP Jingui PM2 - The future lies in automation and in the Industrial Internet
Valmet supplied the entire delivery for APP Jingui BM2. A single supplier with the capability to de-liver a full range of technologies and automation allowed the systems to be perfectly coordinated. This resulted in a significant increase in return on investment and minimized the line’s environmental impact for APP Jingui. Watch the video to learn more about the automation systems and Industrial Internet delivery for this project.
Sizer pilot trial opportunities at Valmet Paper Technology Center
Experience our sizer pilot opportunities in Järvenpää, Finland, where you can pilot and test all the size application methods with your paper or board. The sizer pilot facility has been updated some time ago to be even better and to correspond more accurately to the mill environment.
Pilot trials at Valmet Paper Technology Center
This customer case is about Valmet Performance Center remote support for Klabin PM27. The video presents a concrete example on how we help and support our customers remotely with on-demand expert support and through performance agreements for long term process development, optimization and quality improvements.
Board and Paper Pilot Trials at Valmet Paper Technology Center in Jyväskylä
Experience our Board and Paper pilot facility in Jyväskylä, Finland, where you can pilot and test latest paper machine technologies. The board and paper pilot facility has two pilot machines, machine sections from headbox to drying and it covers all paper and board grades.
Valmet Performance Center: Case Klabin PM27
This customer case is about Valmet Performance Center remote support for Klabin PM27. The video presents a concrete example on how we help and support our customers remotely with on-demand expert support and through performance agreements for long term process development, optimization and quality improvements.
Valmet Fold-up Wall – Smart and safe solution for closed hood
Valmet Fold-up Wall improves safety and enables shorter maintenance shutdowns while standing the same conditions as a traditional closed hood. Wall can be opened to a wanted height during web breaks, and during shutdowns it gives an easy access to the dryer section. The visuals of the wall can be selected to suit your specific needs.
Improve safety and refining performance with Valmet Refiner Segments – Pro safe
Reduce refining intensity and extend the life of disk refiner segments, while also providing a safer way to operate. Valmet Refiner Segments – Pro safe are 75% lighter than traditional cast disk refiner segments and can move refining performance forward. Let Valmet be your co-driver for success!
Valmet Folding Boxboard production line
Valmet’s FBB solution enables coated board production without compromising functional or visual properties. At the same time the amount of energy and raw materials used can be substantially reduced.
World record fast start-up of Valmet supplied world's widest fine paper machine Sun Paper Beihai PM1
In September 2021, the PM1 of Sun Paper Beihai Mill started up successfully. It took only two hours and 28 minutes from stock to reel and setting a new world record for the start-up of fine paper machines. The Valmet supplied PM1 is not only a world record machine for the fastest start-up for, but it is also the world’s widest fine paper machine. Watch the start-up video to feel the atmosphere and spirit of a successful start-up.
Customer's voice: Dilution control headbox reduced grammage deviation and improved paper strength
"Just plug and play, start the systems, and get extraordinary good quality out of the PM34." , said Thomas Gehring, Mill manager at Ahlstrom-Munksjö Dettingen Mill after successfull wet end rebuild of their PM34. The mill’s recent wet end rebuild, supplied by Valmet, has further improved paper strength, as well as decreased the grammage deviation, enabling them to deliver the quality their customers expect.
Valmet OptiFlo Fourdrinier Headbox - Transforming machine performance
The innovative design of Valmet’s OptiFlo Fourdrinier headbox provides the greatest floc breaking ability and flattest profiles available on the market. That ensures that the paper and board products you make is of optimal quality. All the features of the headbox have been carefully designed to increase machine productivity, while keeping daily operating costs in control.
Towards even more sustainable board and paper making
Sampo Immonen, Senior Manager Line R&D, discusses sustainability and carbor neutrality as key drivers when innovating new solutions. Focus of the discussion is how to reduce CO2 emissions in paper making.
Customer's voice: Valmet’s paper machines’ speed is outstanding at Liansheng Paper’s BM10
Valmet supplied BM10 at Liansheng Paper Longhai site is producing 125–230 g/m2 kraft containerboard with current speed up to 1,150 m/min and a daily capacity reaching 2,200 tonnes. This video gives you a look into the press section, winder and linear reel of the board machine. The customer also talks about the easy maintenance of the BM10 and about the possibilities remote connections have provided for them.
New life for an entire paper making line at Burgo Verzuolo
Jani Hakola, Project Manager, Burgo, walks you through how the LWC machine at Burgo Verzuolo was completely transformed to produce containerboard; new OCC line, completely updated board machine with automation and services.
Sustainability and circular economy in the board and paper industry
Riikka Joukio, SVP Climate & Circular Economy, Metsä Group discusses how circular economy can help to mitigate climate change and what kind of business opportunities are seen on the horizon.
Efficiency through new digital innovations - Valmet Industrial Internet in board and papermaking
Jari Almi, Vice President, Industrial Internal discusses how digital ways of working together can increase efficiency in board and papermaking over the process lifecycle. Jari presents latest innovations on control room technology, industrial internet application, field services and more.
Ready for the future changes with containerboard line - Virtual reference visit at Palm Aalen PM5
Dr. Wolfgan Palm, Managing Director and Owner, and Stephan Gruber, Managing Director, CTO, Papierfabrik Palm present a virtual reference visit to Papierfabrik Palm Aalen-Neukochen PM5: world's widest and very high-capacity containerboard making line with extensive services and mill-wide automation.
”Behind the scenes of 1000th Valmet winder”
Valmet delivered the 1000th winder with high-tech features to Palm Aalen PM 5. Even the smallest Valmet winders benefit from this know-how. The winder is connected to reel and automatic transfer rails, thus it can be operated in a safe and effective way while providing high production levels. Valmet will continue to deliver even better winding solutions for you also in the future.
Start-up of the innovative kraftliner machine PM 27 in Klabin Puma II, Brazil
In the end of August 2021 we reach a big step forward to a more sustainable future with the start-up of Paper Machine 27 in Klabin’s Puma II project, in Klabin, Ortigueira, state of Paraná, in Brazil. The PM27 arrives to revolutionize the package paper industry by producing kraftliner 100% eucalyptus hardwood pulp.
Reach your targets through long-term successful collaboration
Together we customize the agreement to your needs such as access to experts, high quality products & services, financial stability, or performance.
Valmet OptiAir - a complete paper machine process ventilation in one package
Drying is the most energy intensive process of the paper machine and it can consume more than 80 % of the total thermal energy. A well-functioning hood, runnability system and heat recovery with air systems play a crucial role in energy efficiency and provide excellent opportunities for reducing costs and increasing the profitability. Valmet’s OptiAir family is designed for optimal and controlled drying conditions and working environment for paper and board machines.
Valmet's way to serve
In this video, watch Valmet's services concept based on services offering, lifecycle collaboration with the customer to finding the right services combinations.
Shutdown service improves the reliability of Klabin’s Monte Alegre Paper Mill in Brazil
The shared values of safety, sustainability, quality and respect for others have taken Klabin and Valmet a long way forward. Watch the video and learn more.
Valmet forming fabrics
Want results? Here are just a few key benefits that will improve both machine efficiency and paper quality from utilizing Valmet’s forming fabrics.
Sizer consumables
Our consumables have an excellent wear resistance – meaning less downtime and fewer consumables used, thus more production and lower costs.
Spreader roll services
Spreader roll reconditioning will transform your spreader rolls to “as good as new” condition.
ITC Bhadrachalam BM1 coated board machine in India for sustainable packaging
Valmet supplied ITC an extensive board machine rebuild and automation solution for machine and quality control. The coated board they produce (FBB) has important role in replacing plastics and there is an increasing demand for packaging board in India.
Aiming higher in recycled packaging at Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill in Russia
Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill in Novodvinsk in Northwestern Russia decided to invest in recycled packaging targeting quality improvement, cost reductions and capacity increase by 30% in a sustainable way. Extensively rebuilt by Valmet, the BM2 kraftliner production line will start up during the first half of 2019.
Basics of papermaking process from fiber to paper
Have you ever wondered how paper or board is being made on an industrial scale? Papermaking process from wood to fibers and to ready paper and board products, like containerboard or kitchen tissue is a complex process with several different steps. This video explains in a simple way the basics of papermaking and the main process steps to produce recyclable fiber-based printing and packaging products in a sustainable way.
Rolls & workshop services
The wide selection of services extends from roll reconditioning and new roll technology to upgrading and reconditioning of pulp & fiber line equipment, as well as efficiency projects and preventive maintenance.
Valmet Field Services Future Tools
In field services Valmet combines revolutionary new tools with decades of experience in process know-how and in maintenance work. Industrial internet based field service tools improve reliability, production uptime and cost efficiency.
Paper coating process optimization brings savings at Cartiere del Garda
A rebuild of air dyers with new Valmet nozzles on Cartiere del Garda’s off-line coating machine in Italy has increased speed, reduced energy consumption and improved web stability. On top of everything, they can now guarantee their printing paper customers better quality – even on lighter grades.
99% of all doctoring positions can be improved
Valmet offers a complete portfolio of high-quality doctor blades, holders and accessories with best cost-competitiveness and expert support close to customers to improve the performance of their production process.
Valmet Doctor Holder Compact doctor blade holder
LiteCompact doctor blade holder is specially designed for press rolls using wider blades. The construction of LiteCompact combines a 100% composite holder and a 100% composite top plate in an optimal way.
100% recycled containerboard making line at Pratt Industries in the US, Valparaiso
Pratt Industries has invested in 100% recycled board production line supplied by Valmet. The PM 16 OptiConcept M board machine in Valparaiso, Indiana had an extremely fast and smooth start-up in 2015.
Energy-efficient air drying
Energy-efficient air drying at SAICA, El Burgo
Safety played a key role when SAICA El Burgo in Zaragoza, Spain, chose air drying technology for their new, Valmet-supplied off-line coating machine. High coating quality proved at pilot trials and energy savings compared to IR dryers were also important.
New off-line coating machine at SAICA El Burgo
A beautiful story of partnership to develop completely novel and innovative coated white top liner grades. Valmet supplied a new off-line coating machine at SAICA El Burgo in Zaragoza, Spain, where curtain coating head plays a key role.
Forming with shoe and blade technology
See the shoe and blade technology in action. The video displays the shoe and blade technology in Valmet forming sections with both paper and packaging grade applications. In addition, we show multiple different forming section layout options where shoe and blade technology has been used.
Innovation spotlight: new hard nip sizing technology
OptiSizer Hard is Valmet’s completely new size application method, which uses higher nip loads to improve sheet strength properties by taking advantage of better starch penetration and decreasing fiber to fiber distance. Also, the life cycle costs of the sizer are lower due spray application and runnability is better due to better nip profile control.
Using lights for more efficient papermaking | OptiConcept M
What if your board or paper machine was an impressive showcase of your company’s brand? Light can be used as a visual element to improve customer experience and change the look of a paper machine. With Valmet’s advanced lighting solutions, a paper machine comes alive and communicates about it’s own operation and current status.
Successful conversion from paper to board – Stora Enso Varkaus PM3
From Paper to packaging – Stora Enso’s Varkaus mill in Finland converted their existing paper machine into a board machine to produce linerboard in 2015. They chose Valmet as their partner for this challenging rebuild. The successful conversion from paper to board has been a marvelous journey to better meet the market need for renewable packaging.
Lightweighting by Valmet – more board with less resources
Valmet offers several technologies that enable the production of lighter board products without compromising quality or visual properties. This is achieved with lightweighting. Learn more about lightweighting by watchin this video.
Valmet - OptiDry air dryers for coating
Valmet’s solution for all coating drying applications is the highly efficient OptiDry air dryer family. It includes one- and two-sided dryers with several heating options, as well as contactless web turning drying and web cooling. Hundreds of OptiDry coating air dryer references have shown that it is possible to combine high drying capacity, low energy consumption, minimal maintenance costs and excellent end-product quality – all at the same time.
Valmet calendering pilot facilities
Valmet’s calendering pilot facilities offer the latest technologies and innovations in its field, such as aqua cooling calendering and metal belt calendering. The facilities allow you to run tests on a set up which mirrors that, which you have at your facilities, or alternatively the type of configuration you are looking to set up.
Valmet – OptiCalender Metal Belt
OptiCalander Metal Belt introduces a completely new method of making board. The metal belt calender simplifies the entire board-making process and releases drying capacity by removing the speed limits caused by Yankee cylinders. This results in extremely high bulk and stiffness, together with very smooth surfaces.
OptiConcept M at Metsä Board Husum
In 2016, Metsä Board started up at its Husum mill a new OptiConcept M board machine supplied by Valmet. The mill has a modern off-machine coating section, which increases flexibility. The folding boxboard produced is targeted especially at the Americas and global food service markets.
Valmet OptiConcept M - Completely new way to design, build and operate a paper machine
Valmet’s focus is on supplying smart papermaking lines with sustainable solutions. OptiConcept M is a modular concept that makes a difference. OptiConcept M family, launched in 2011, suits coantainerboard, cartonboard and fine paper production – simple, well-functioning solutions that meet customers’ needs.
Valmet – interviewing Khanna Paper’s CEO Varun Jain
Khanna Paper Mills decided to invest in new, high technology regarding the upcoming papermaking line rebuild in India. Khanna Paper’s CEO Varun Jain is interviewed by Valmet’s Mikko Osara, Vice President, Paper Mills.
Felt profile measuring beam
Valmet’s Felt Profile Measuring Beam is the first in the world to include a suspension mechanism that prevents errors in results. The fixed beam also eliminates the need to enter the running machine while measuring, which increases safety and saves both time and costs.
Customer interview: SAICA Paper’s Fernando Carroquino
Fernando Carroquino, Industrial Director of SAICA Paper, shares his thoughts about the challenges container board makers are facing from energy efficiency, light weighting and sustainability points of view.
Valmet - Mastering the technique of coated board
Valmet offers the smartest machines and services to help our customers make coated board in a competitive way. With Valmet’s solutions they get lighter board without compromising any functional or visual properties. In the same time, the usage of energy and raw materials can be substantially reduced
Valmet – Aqua cooling calendering
Valmet's new, patented technology offers better calendering results than normal production conditions. Aqua cooling calendering enables the production of lighter-weight end products – without compromising on functional and visual properties. This will lead to substantial reductions in energy use and raw materials.
Valmet OptiFlo headbox – Transforming Papermaking Since 2012
The OptiFlo headbox introduces a new level of performance with a modular construction developed to meet growing productivity and quality requirements of high quality paper and board machines.
Valmet's BeltSense measuring device
Valmet's patented BeltSense delamination detector provides early warning of shoe press belt failure and facilitates belt replacement before the onset of runnability or paper quality problems.