Valmet to supply pulp technology equipment to Zellstoff Pöls AG in Austria

Valmet Oyj’s trade press release on September 14, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. EEST

Valmet will supply pulp technology equipment for a new pulp stream of unbleached kraft pulp to Zellstoff Pöls AG, Austria. The company is a part of the Heinzel group.

The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the second quarter 2022. The delivery is planned for June 2023. The value of the order will not be disclosed. 

The project will support Zellstoff Pöls AG’s target to produce unbleached pulp in addition to their production of bleached softwood kraft pulp. “We have developed the concept together with Zellstoff Pöls and are happy that our technology and know-how can support their growth in the area of sustainable packaging,” says Eva Engelfeldt, Senior Sales Manager, Valmet.

“With the high consistency extraction after the existing TwinRoll press, we save a washing stage in the following process step. By using the TwinRoll press with variable nip, an optimal adapted production range can be achieved. Through many years of cooperation Valmet has excellent plant knowledge, which ensures optimal plant improvement and reaching our project targets,” says Stefan Moitzi, Project Engineer, Zellstoff Pöls.

Technical details about the delivery

The delivery includes a Valmet TwinRoll press, screening technology, a solution of screw conveyors and a dosing screw. The unique solution of screw conveyors and dosing screw can extract the requested amount of pulp at high consistency after the Valmet TwinRoll press, before Oxygen delignification. Valmet´s Twin Roll press combined with the variable nip control feature is a perfect fit for this application where the production range will vary significantly depending on the market´s demand.

Zellstoff Pöls mill in Styria, Austria

About the customer Zellstoff Pöls AG

Zellstoff Pöls AG, which belongs to the Heinzel group, is one of Europe’s largest producers of elemental chlorine-free (ECF) bleached softwood sulphate pulp. Their operation is located in the federal province of Styria in Austria, where Zellstoff Pöls produces bleached softwood kraft pulp ORION and bleached kraft paper STARKRAFT. Their pulp is mainly used to manufacture high-quality printing paper, writing paper, and hygiene products. Their kraft paper is used to manufacture packaging and special papers.

Corporate Communications

For further information, please contact:
Eva Engelfeldt, Senior Sales Manager, Pulp and Energy, Valmet, tel. +46 70 680 5219
Riitta Inkinen, Senior Manager Sales, Pulp and Energy, Valmet, tel. +46 70 320 1076

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 the flow control company Neles was merged into Valmet. The combined company’s 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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