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Doctoring solutions for tissue producers

Optimized doctoring leads to improved machine performance and cost savings

Doctoring affects machine runnability, tissue quality, production costs, and production efficiency.

Runnability can be improved by optimizing doctoring parameters and blade materials. Cleaner rolls result in better end-product quality. The blade materials can be optimized in each position which will lead to fewer blade changes resulting in lower blade costs. The reduction of unplanned shutdowns and costly downtime periods can be avoided by reliable and trouble-free doctoring.

Customized blade materials to secure optimized cleanliness.  

Longer lifetime and fewer blade changes.

Reduction of unplanned shutdowns and costly downtime periods.


Smooth installation and handling of blades and holders with fewer man-hours. 

Optimized doctoring parameters and blade materials.


Comprehensive portfolio of accessories to ease and improve blade handling, storing, and maintenance to secure operators’ safety and working ergonomics.   


It's not only the doctor blades - it's the overall approach to improve tissue makers’ doctoring processes

Valmet offers a unique selection of breakthrough doctoring technologies that improve mills’ doctoring processes, both technically and economically. Our customers witness up to EURO 1 million in annual savings, better runnability, efficient dewatering, longer blade lifetimes, and improved safety.

Our complete portfolio includes doctor blades, blade holders, and support accessories that ease and improve the handling, storing, and recycling of doctoring components, and enhance operator safety. 

Our expertise ranges from material consultation to professional support and troubleshooting. Depending on process conditions versus blade behavior, we know which materials work best in any given requirement, application, or machine position.

And it isn't just the technology that stands out: We provide life cycle support for tissue mills’ doctoring needs day and night, seven days a week. Our global network ensures that no customer’s mill is left alone with its doctoring process needs.


High level of performance with Valmet Doctor Blades

Valmet offers a comprehensive range of doctor blades for all types of machine positions and all process needs for tissue producers. The continuous development and testing of blade materials ensure the reliability and trusted quality of our doctor blades. Reliable sheet shedding and tail threading operations with cleaner rolls result in high-level performance.
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New generation durable, lightweight and corrosion-resistant blade holders

Valmet’s doctor blade holders are designed and manufactured individually for a perfect fit. The durable, lightweight and corrosion-resistant holders eliminate vibration, keep rolls and cylinders clean, and are easy to install and maintain.
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Supporting accessories for tissue making

Valmet has a comprehensive portfolio of accessories to ease and improve blade handling, storing and maintenance. All the supporting accessories have been developed to secure operators’ safety and working ergonomic.   

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Valmet's doctoring expertise covers tissue engineering expertise

  • Tissue process and automation expertise
  • Extensive expertise in rolls, roll covers, and coatings
  • A deep understanding of the variety of factors affecting doctoring, proven by the large number of international patents Valmet holds
  • Long-term R&D in doctoring designs and concepts, materials, and handling processes
  • Reliability from testing with specialized testing equipment
  • A truly global network of doctoring professionals on every continent

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