Valmet's tissue felts are designed to ensure safe operations, reliable machine performance and low energy consumption. Our strength is the long and thorough expertise of not only paper machine clothing, but also production and process technology and maintenance of tissue machines.
The STM and SMO felts are especially designed for tissue machines. The felt designs respond to the requirements tissue makers have in respect to machine performance, tissue quality, energy savings and cost reductions.
The felts feature
The dewatering of the felts is high. The smooth and dense felt surface gives high hydraulic pressure which contributes to good nip dewatering. The open back side, in turn, affects the suction roll vacuum.
Valmet Press Felt STM and SMO contribute to good tissue quality. The paper properties are very even as both the CMD and MD profiles are even. There is no marking, no weak points. Also, with these felts no holes in the paper occur thanks to:
The total energy consumption of the felts is low. High dewatering leads to high dry content, low steam pressure and low hood temperature. Also the fact that the felt properties remain unchanged during the felt lifetime contributes to a good energy consumption level.
Cost savings are achieve with the felts through