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Dewatering elements for pulp drying

Valmet Dewatering Elements fulfill all the requirements set for dewatering at your pulp drying line

The most typical challenges with dewatering elements are related to efficiency of dewatering process, paper quality properties like formation, lifetime of dewatering ceramics, and performance of forming and press section fabrics. Whatever your challenge is, Valmet provides a comprehensive range of polyethylene and ceramic dewatering elements to your specific needs. Valmet Dewatering Elements suit all positions and OEM machine configurations and our expertise services are available close to you, all around the world.

Let us be your co-driver for success

Valmet solutions that combine parts and expert support will drive your production performances further. When you choose Valmet performance parts you are not just buying wear parts. You are also gaining greater availability, higher end-product quality and enhanced productivity.

Over the past 15 years, we have chosen Valmet time and time again because of the people, equipment and capabilities. Valmet's Sales and Services teams have partnered with us exceptionally well — they are focused on our needs and are very responsive.

Ed Flaherty, Superintendent, Woodland pulp


Carefully selected materials for the longest lifetime and quality

Our carefully selected materials are used in different applications for different purposes. For example, we finalize our ceramics to very low surface roughness to make sure that fabric wear and power consumption is minimal.

Valmet is now able to supply complete offering of high-quality dewatering ceramics and two different types of polyethylene foils and covers. This means that you have access to complete through one source.

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Typical application/ Machine concept

Ceramic material


Surface quality (Low power consumption,
low fabric wear)

Investment cost

  • < 800m/min all wet positions
  • 800-1200m/min fourdriniers before waterline
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  • > 1200m/min fourdriniers
  • Gap formers
  • High vacuum positions
  • Stressed positions
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  • >1200m/min fourdriniers
  • Gap formers
  • Stressed positions
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Dewatering Element Ceramic

  • Wear resistant materials offer long and trouble-free operation and optimized dewatering
  • Composite frame (vinyl ester resin)
  • Provides a strong support for ceramic segments
  • Accurate dimensions and finishing ensure easy and safe installation
  • High strength stainless steel cross braces for covers
  • No visual seams between ceramic segments – no piano keying
  • Grinding and repairing service available
  • Typical for high speed machines > 800 m/min

Dewatering Element Poly D

  • Special compound developed by Valmet
  • Outperforms standard polyethylene by at least 4 times
  • Offers tremendous wear resistance
  • Valmet’s Poly D technology is a true polyethylene compound that does not suffer stress cracking or thermal shock damage
  • Zero absorption rate
  • Great resistance to normal chemicals and fillers
  • Typical maximum machine speed < 760 mpm
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Dewatering Element Poly S

  • Wear-resistant material with smooth surface finish
  • Gentle material for wires and felts
  • Material is natural UHMW polyethylene, suitable for most wet end applications
  • Typical maximum machine speed < 460 mpm
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Meet your co-driver for Valmet Dewatering Technology


Join us as we discuss the latest in dewatering technology with Guy Bedard, our Product Manager from North America.
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