Valmet further develops press felt production facilities in Tampere, Finland, invests €18M in new press felt machinery, equipment to serve customers in pulp, paper, board, tissue industries; investment includes new pre-needling line, new needling line

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August 18, 2022 (press release) –

Valmet further develops its press felt production facilities in Tampere, Finland by investing in new press felt machinery and equipment. The investment includes a new pre-needling line and a new needling line. The amount of the investment is around EUR 18 million.

“We target to operate the most modern, efficient and sustainable press felt production unit in the industry. We serve our customers in the board and paper as well as pulp and tissue industries with press felts that respond to the highest quality and performance demands,” says Tero Kokko, Vice President, Fabrics Business Unit, Services at Valmet.

“For us, the sustainability of the production is very important. Already since the 90’s we have been recycling our production waste: for example, we reuse our batt fiber waste for new batt layers. Most of the other press felt production side streams are recycled to polyamide granules, among others. Furthermore, we are constantly investigating and testing in our laboratory new, more sustainable yarns and other raw materials to be used in production,” says Tero Kokko.

Valmet has been producing press felts in Tampere, Finland since 1882.

Valmet’s production unit for fabrics in Tampere

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For further information, please contact:
Tero Kokko, Vice President, Fabrics Business Unit, Services, Valmet, tel. +358 40 542 7427

More information on Valmet’s action plan to enhance sustainable fabrics operations:

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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