Sustainable solutions is one of Valmet's sustainability focus areas. It supports our mission to convert renewable resources into sustainable results. Customer needs and global megatrends, such as pursuing a more resource-efficient and cleaner world, are driving our ambitious research and development work.
Key figures in sustainable solutions in 2019:
MEUR R&D spend
MEUR orders received from new products and services
Roll covers from recyclable and renewable raw materials
Could paper machine roll covers be made of recycled or even bio-based raw materials? After less than two years’ intensive R&D work, Valmet has introduced new composite covers for press, guide and calender rolls representing a new, more sustainable generation of roll cover materials.
Valmet enables circular economy
In circular economy, products, components and materials stay in a continuous cycle instead of being thrown away. This very idea is built into Valmet’s solutions for customers.
Ideas, innovations and customer proposals
Hundreds of ideas, tens of innovations and six customer proposals is what Innovation Pathways – Valmet’s new global training program aimed at supporting Valmet’s profitable growth and building an innovation culture – is all about.
Sales journey takes over the geographies
Sales Journey is the biggest training investment Valmet, or its predecessors, has ever made and is set to reach more than 1,000 Valmet sales professionals in all geographies.
Making coffee-to-go greener
Valmet’s innovative curtain coating technology turns the barrier board production inside out making coffee cups recyclable like paper waste. Find out more about circular economy in action!
Save raw materials with foam forming?
Valmet's R&D work focuses on improving energy and raw material efficiency of papermaking. Recent studies indicate that a lighter end product could be created with foam forming technology.
Gasification of sorted waste reduces the consumption of fossil fuels
The gasification-based plant developed by Valmet, which operates at Lahti Energia's Kymijärvi II power plant has been in commercial use for more than 25 000 hours.
Valmet discusses smart water management in Slush
As part of the Slush evening for circular and clean solutions, Valmet participated a panel discussion arranged by the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra. The discussion revolved around smart water and marine solutions.
Valmet participates in the Global Cleantech Summit
Valmet will join the Global Cleantech Summit 2015 in September 8-10 to highlight the opportunities that Valmet’s technologies and solutions can provide to pulp, paper, energy and other process industries in creating more value from each processed tonne of feedstock or fuel.
BioTrac – the path to a fossil-free future
Many companies that use fossil fuels in their production are today seeking bio-based alternatives. Their goal is to become carbon-neutral and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Valmet has the right equipment and extensive experience in handling biomass produced from non-wood fiber.
Environment and economy shaking hands
The EU’s circular economy, greater energy self-sufficiency and promoting energy and climate goals are placing greater demands on today’s society. New power generation technology makes it possible to balance environmental compliance with economic performance.
Responsible packaging at Orora B9
Orora's Botany mill in Australia is home to one of the world's top-performing paper machines. Replacing old machines with Valmet paper machine has slashed energy use by 34%, cut water consumption by 26% and reduced waste by 75%.
A sustainable star in South Africa
Paper and pulp producer Sappi has been producing high-quality dissolving wood pulp at its Ngodwana mill in South Africa since 2013. Valmet’s unique dissolving fiber line concept resulted in a flexible and sustainable solution.