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Valmet is investing in roll cover manufacturing capacity at its service center in Laem Chabang, Thailand. The investment will double Valmet's composite roll cover production capacity in the Asia-Pacific region. Production of Valmet's newest polyurethane products will begin by the end of June 2014.

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The Laem Chabang service center is to begin manufacturing PressPolar press roll covers for board making, PressHusky press roll covers for tissue making, and CoteFalcon and CoteCondor covers for sizing and blade coating. These covers have a proven track record of providing energy savings, extending running times and lowering maintenance costs.

Calender composite cover capacity is also being expanded to meet growing demand from customers. This will improve delivery times and permit more flexible deliveries to meet varied customer needs with proven cover solutions - like the nanomaterial-based CalLeopard cover - throughout the Asia-Pacific area.

Manufacturing iRolls, Valmet's intelligent roll solution, has also been made possible with new roll cover products at Laem Chabang. iRolls are available for all main processes and positions in pulp, paper, board and tissue machines with the latest Valmet roll covers. The main benefit of iRoll technology is its accurate online profile measurement and process control in press, sizer, coater, reel and winder applications. Valmet's iRoll is the fastest, most sensitive online profile measurement tool in the industry.

Information about Valmet's service center in Thailand

Valmet's Laem Chabang service center is a one-stop service center for the pulp and paper industry in Asia-Pacific. The center features a fully equipped roll service workshop which can serve and cover even the most demanding process rolls of up to 12 m, as well as manufacturing suction roll seals and wear plates. It was inaugurated in January 1998.

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  • About

    Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our 11,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day.

    Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. Our strong technology offering includes entire pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production.

    The company has over 200 years of industrial history and was reborn through the demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Group in December 2013. Valmet's net sales in 2013 were approximately EUR 2.6 billion. Valmet's objective is to become the global champion in serving its customers.

    Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

    Read more www.valmet.com , www.twitter.com/valmetglobal

  • Contacts

    Further information, please contact:
    Samppa Ahmaniemi, Director, Roll Covers, Services, Valmet, tel. +358 400 461 417, samppa.ahmaniemi@valmet.com

    Keon-Yeong Yoon, Vice President, Services operations, Asia Pacific, Valmet,
    tel. +66 81 864 2882, keon-yeong.yoon@valmet.com

Published in Asian News

Valmet will supply Papierfabrik Niederauer Mühle GmbH with a sizer and auxiliaries for its PM3 containerboard machine located in the company's Kreuzau mill in Germany. The target of the project is to improve the strength properties of the white top liner grades. This high quality paper is used for instance as printed cover layer for cardboards and as headliner. The sizer is scheduled to start up during the first quarter of 2015.

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The order is included in Valmet's second quarter 2014 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Valmet's innovative sizing technology will boost the quality of white top linerboard

In addition to the new sizer, Valmet's delivery will include a calender rebuild, an air dryer, starch preparation and starch supply systems as well as ropeless tail threading equipment.

"The new sizer will combine the best features of both spray application and film application, and improve the strength properties of the white top liner grades. The main advantages of the back side spray application technology compared to conventional starch application method are drying energy reduction, fast and accurate starch amount control as well as elimination of wearing parts. The top side film application ensures excellent properties of the white top liner surface," says Ilkka Naatti, Product Manager of coaters and sizers in Valmet.

"Niederauer Mühle will also be the first paper mill in the Central Europe to benefit from the advantages of safe, reliable and fully ropeless tail threading technology in the size press area. After the rebuild the tail threading process of PM3 will be totally ropeless for all machine parts."

About Papierfabrik Niederauer Mühle GmbH

Niederauer Mühle specializes in white corrugated medium paper of which basis weight ranges from 120 - 200 g/m2. Its production volume is more than 300,000 tons of paper per year today. The company has currently 155 employees.

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  • About

    Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our 11,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day.

    Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. Our strong technology offering includes entire pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production.

    The company has over 200 years of industrial history and was reborn through the demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Group in December 2013. Valmet's net sales in 2013 were approximately EUR 2.6 billion. Valmet's objective is to become the global champion in serving its customers.

    Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

  • Contacts

    Further information, please contact:

    Jari Vähäpesola, President, Paper Business Line, tel. +358 10 672 5260

    Ilkka Naatti, Product Manager, Coaters and Sizers, Paper Business Line, tel. +358 400 637 184

Published in European News

Valmet will supply Stora Enso with an extensive rebuild for converting the Varkaus mill's PM 3 fine paper machine to produce lightweight containerboard grades. The target of the paper-to-packaging rebuild is to produce lightweight virgin fibre based packaging materials on a paper machine that previously produced fine paper, a grade that is suffering from decline in demand.

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The rebuilt containerboard machine is scheduled to start up during the fourth quarter of 2015.The value of the order is around EUR 30 million. The order is included in Valmet's second quarter 2014 orders received.

"This delivery is an excellent and innovative response to the structural change the paper industry is facing. By rebuilding the existing fine paper machine with new key components Valmet can provide the customer with a value-adding solution that enables operations to continue in Varkaus," says Jari Vähäpesola, Paper Business Line President, Valmet.

The employment impact of Valmet's project is expected to be in total around 100 man years of which main part in Finland.

Valmet's technology will enable the production of high quality renewable packaging board

Valmet's delivery will include a new headbox, forming section rebuild including Fourdrinier extension with new top forming unit, press section rebuild with new SymBelt press nip as well as rebuilds of dryer section, calender, reel and winder. The delivery will also include related air system as well as equipment for stock preparation area.

Through the machine conversion, Stora Enso in taking advantage of the combination of two market forces: the decreasing global market for fine paper but increasing global market for renewable packaging board.

About Stora Enso

Stora Enso is the global rethinker of the paper, biomaterials, wood products and packaging industry. Stora Enso employs some 29 000 people worldwide, and its sales in 2013 amounted to EUR 10.6 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Stockholm (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY) in the International OTCQX over-the-counter market.

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  • About

    Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our 11,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day.

    Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. Our strong technology offering includes entire pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production.

    The company has over 200 years of industrial history and was reborn through the demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Group in December 2013. Valmet's net sales in 2013 were approximately EUR 2.6 billion. Valmet's objective is to become the global champion in serving its customers.

    Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

    Read more www.valmet.com , www.twitter.com/valmetglobal

  • Contacts

    Further information, please contact:

    Jari Vähäpesola, President, Paper Business Line, Valmet, tel. +358 10 672 5260

    Jarmo Oikarinen, Senior Manager, Paper Business Line, Valmet, tel. +358 400 623 055

Published in European News

signature valmetValmet and Klabin S.A. have signed the supply contract, according to which Valmet will supply two pulp drying lines to Klabin's new plant in Ortigueira in Paraná, Brazil.  Valmet announced the letter of intent of the delivery on March 7, 2014.

The project is included in Valmet's orders received in the second quarter of 2014. A project of this size and scope is typically valued at EUR 150 - 200 million.

The pulp dryer investment is part of Klabin's Puma project. The annual production capacity of Klabin's new plant will be 1.5 million tons and consists of both softwood fluff pulp and eucalyptus hardwood market pulp. The start-up of the new plant is scheduled to be in the first half of 2016.

The employment impact of Valmet's project delivery to Klabin is expected to be in total around 500 man years mainly in Finland, Sweden and Brazil.

Information about Klabin S.A.

Klabin is the biggest paper producer and exporter in Brazil. It produces packaging paper and board, corrugated packaging and industrial bags in addition to selling timber in logs. Klabin has 16 industrial plants of which 15 in Brazil and one in Argentina. The company was founded in 1899.

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  • About

    Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our 11,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day.

    Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. Our strong technology offering includes entire pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production.

    The company has over 200 years of industrial history and was reborn through the demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Group in December 2013. Valmet's net sales in 2013 were approximately EUR 2.6 billion. Valmet's objective is to become the global champion in serving its customers.

    Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

    Read more www.valmet.com , www.twitter.com/valmetglobal

  • Contacts

    Further information, please contact:

    Jyrki Holmala, President, Pulp and Energy Business Line, Valmet, tel. +358 10 676 3210

    Anu Salonsaari-Posti, SVP, Marketing and Communications, Valmet, tel. +358 50 453 4262

Published in South American News

Valmet will supply Stora Enso with a chemi-mechanical pulp (BCTMP) and a board production line for their new mill site in Beihai, Guangxi Province in China. The board machine will produce high-quality liquid packaging board and folding box board grades. The production lines are planned to be operational in early 2016.

The value of the order is around EUR 115 million. The order is included in Valmet's second quarter 2014 orders received.

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"We are glad that Stora Enso trusted us in this project and that we were able to provide solutions for both pulp and board production. Liquid packaging board is process-wise one of the most demanding board grades to produce and it is a growing market," says Jari Vähäpesola, Paper Business Line President, Valmet.

Valmet's technology will enable the production of high quality liquid packaging board from eucalyptus 

One of the end products of the new mill will be liquid packaging board. Liquid packaging board is used for protecting and preserving its contents. High level printing properties make paperboard cartons ideal for carriers and brand builders.

The Valmet-supplied BCTMP line will be built for a production of 650 tons per day of high quality pulp for liquid packaging board and folding box board.

Valmet's board machine delivery will include a multi-fourdinier forming section with hybrid forming unit, press, drying and coating sections, a surface sizing unit, a calender, a reel, two winders and a wide mill engineering package. The delivery will also include related air systems, chemical systems as well as stock preparation and auxiliary systems. The annual production capacity will be approximately 450,000 tons of board.

About Stora Enso

Stora Enso is the global rethinker of the paper, biomaterials, wood products and packaging industry. Stora Enso employs some 29 000 people worldwide, and our sales in 2013 amounted to EUR 10.6 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Stockholm (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY) in the International OTCQX over-the-counter market.

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  • About

    Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our 11,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day.

    Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. Our strong technology offering includes entire pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production.

    The company has over 200 years of industrial history and was reborn through the demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Group in December 2013. Valmet's net sales in 2013 were approximately EUR 2.6 billion. Valmet's objective is to become the global champion in serving its customers.

    Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

  • Contacts

    Further information, please contact:

    Jari Vähäpesola, President, Paper Business Line, tel. +358 10 672 5260

    Stefan Mattsson, VP, Fiber Processing, Pulp and Energy Business Line, tel. +46 70 653 38 18

Published in Asian News

signature valmetIn accordance with a resolution by Valmet Corporation's Board of Directors, Valmet Corporation has conveyed a total of 13,911 Valmet shares held by the company to 25 key Valmet employees included in the group's share-based incentive program 2011-2013.

The handover date for the shares was April 30, 2014, after which the remaining number of shares in the company held by Valmet Corporation is 399.

Metso Corporation's Board of Directors resolved on the terms and conditions of the share-based incentive program 2011-2013 in September 2010. The terms and conditions of the program are described in greater detail in Valmet's Corporate Governance Statement for 2013.

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  • About

    Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our 11,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day.

    Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. Our strong technology offering includes entire pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production.

    The company has over 200 years of industrial history and was reborn through the demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Group in December 2013. Valmet's net sales in 2013 were approximately EUR 2.6 billion. Valmet's objective is to become the global champion in serving its customers.

    Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

    Read more www.valmet.com , www.twitter.com/valmetglobal

  • Contacts

    Further information, please contact:

    Rasmus Oksala, General Counsel, Valmet Corporation, tel. +358 40 586 8997

    Hanna-Maria Heikkinen, Vice President, Investor Relations, Valmet Corporation, +358 10 672 0007

Published in financial News

signature valmetValmet Corporation's Interim Review for January 1 - March 31, 2014 will be published on Friday, April 25, 2014 at approximately 9:00 a.m. Finnish time (EET). The stock exchange release and presentation material in Finnish and in English will be available at that time on the company's website at www.valmet.com/investors.
 
News conference for investors and media

Valmet will arrange a news conference in English for investment analysts, portfolio managers, and the media on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Finnish time (EET). The news conference will be held at Valmet's Head Office in Keilaniemi, Keilasatama 5, 02150 Espoo, Finland. President and CEO Pasi Laine and CFO Markku Honkasalo will be presenting at the news conference.
 
Webcast

The news conference can also be followed through a live webcast at www.valmet.com/webcasts. The live webcast starts at 1:00 p.m. (EET) and a recording of the webcast will be available at shortly afterwards in the same address.

Conference call

The news conference can be participated also through a conference call. Conference call participants are requested to dial in at least five minutes prior to the start of the conference, at 12:55 p.m. (EET), in +44 1452 555566. The participants will be asked to provide the following conference ID: 25116176.

During the webcast and conference call, all questions should be presented in English. At the end of the event the media has the possibility to ask questions also in Finnish.

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  • About

    Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our 11,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day.

    Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. Our strong technology offering includes entire pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production.

    The company has over 200 years of industrial history and was reborn through the demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Group in December 2013. Valmet's net sales in 2013 were approximately EUR 2.6 billion. Valmet's objective is to become the global champion in serving its customers.

    Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

  • Contacts

    Further information, please contact:
    Hanna-Maria Heikkinen, VP, Investor Relations, Valmet Corporation, tel. +358 10 672 0007

    For media: Anu Salonsaari-Posti, SVP, Marketing & Communications, Valmet Corporation, tel. +358 10 672 0033

Published in financial News

signature valmetThe Arne Asplund Mechanical Pulping Award promotes the development of new technology for the manufacture of high-yield pulp. It is awarded to a person or persons in recognition of outstanding achievement in research and development of mechanical pulping technology.  

The 2014 award has been granted to Professor Per Engstrand, at the Mid Sweden University. Engstrand has been active within the field of mechanical- and chemi-mechanical pulping throughout his professional career.

Engstrand's early work focused on the influence of chemistry on fiber properties and energy consumption. The effort to reduce the specific energy demand has ever since been a theme in his research, a successful research approached from both academic and industrial viewpoints. Focus of the research has always been increasing understanding of the behavior of fibers in the refiner gap. Interaction with surrounding processes and the potential for system optimization are important parts of this research.

Engstrand graduated at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH Stockholm) in 1980 as a M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering and received his Licentiate of Engineering Degree in Cellulose Technology in 1984. He has served in various positions at Swedish Forest Products Laboratory (today Innventia), Holmen Braviken mill, Beloit Millpro Nordics/J&L Fiber Services Northern Europe and Holmen Paper.

Arne Asplund Mechanical Pulping Award Foundation

The Arne Asplund Mechanical Pulping Award Foundation was established in 1985 to commemorate Dr. Asplund's contribution to the pulp and paper industry worldwide. The Award was made possible through a donation from the Sunds Defibrator Company, currently part of Valmet, to the foundation in 1985. The Chairman of the Foundation is Professor Göran Bengtsson from Stora Enso.

The award will be presented on June 4, 2014, at the Finnish Paper Engineers' Association's (PI) 100th anniversary gala evening in association with the PulpPaper 2014 event and the International Mechanical Pulping Conference in Helsinki, Finland.

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  • About

    Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our 11,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day.

    Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. Our strong technology offering includes entire pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production.

    The company has over 200 years of industrial history and was reborn through the demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Group in December 2013. Valmet's net sales in 2013 were approximately EUR 2.6 billion. Valmet's objective is to become the global champion in serving its customers.

    Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

  • Contacts

    Further information, please contact:

    Thomas Granfeldt, Senior process manager,Pulp and Energy Business Line, Valmet, tel. +46 70 630 33 93

Published in European News

Valmet's paper and board making concept, OptiConcept M was awarded honorable mention in Fennia Prize 2014, one of the biggest design competition for companies in Finland, on 30th of January. The competition is arranged by Design Forum Finland and the Fennia Group.

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The Fennia Prizes are awarded to companies in recognition of the comprehensive and innovative use of design for creating and realizing products, services and business concepts, and in product development, manufacturing and corporate image matters.

The Fennia Prize 2014 competition aroused much attention. 80 companies, of which eighteen were start-ups, registered in the competition. 40 products, 30 product families, six services and four concepts participated.

OptiConcept M design makes difference

Valmet selected the customer experience as a starting point of the new paper and board production line design instead of the traditional paper making process. Modular design ties together all the elements of a long production chain from layout, operations, and manufacturing to assembly. Excellent working conditions and easy maintenance are important. Technical innovations enabled the machine structure design to be 3-6 m lower. Also life-cycle costs and carbon dioxide emissions decreased remarkably. OptiConcept M is strategically important concept for Valmet in highly competitive market.

Jussi Salojärvi, member of the design team of OptiConcept M, is happy for the honorable mention the concept was awarded. "This is a great achievement in our long development work. We have clearly managed to choose the right product properties for OptiConcept M. Getting this honorable mention is one indication of this success. This is a good place to continue from. We have had a large team developing OptiConcept M and certainly this prize is for everyone who have positively affected to the concept. Thanks to everyone!", says Salojärvi.

All the award-winners are presented in Design Forum web pages: http://www.designforum.fi/prizes/fenniaprize/2014_en

Read more about OptiConcept M.

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  • About

    Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our 11,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day.

    Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. Our strong technology offering includes entire pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production.

    The company has over 200 years of industrial history and was reborn through the demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Group in December 2013. Valmet's net sales in 2012 were approximately EUR 3 billion. Valmet's objective is to become the global champion in serving its customers.

    Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

    Read more www.valmet.com , www.twitter.com/valmetglobal

  • Contacts

    Further information, please contact:
    Jussi Salojärvi, Industrial Design Manager, Paper business line, Valmet tel. +358 10 672 6720

Published in Featured Products

signature valmetValmet will upgrade a recovery boiler at Mondi Group's Dynäs paper mill in Sweden and a power boiler at Mondi's Stambolijski mill in Bulgaria.

The purpose of the upgrades is to increase the capacity and availability of the boilers. Both boiler rebuilds are planned to be ready in the fall of 2014. The order is included in Valmet's first quarter 2014 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

"Mondi has been very active to develop their mills, and we, at Valmet, are very happy that Mondi has selected us for these important rebuilds. Upgrades are an area that is becoming more and more important for the industry in Europe as it relatively quickly increases production in existing plants," says Markus Bolhàr-Nordenkampf, Director Central and Eastern Europe, Valmet.

The scope and selection of solutions in a Valmet boiler upgrade depend on the needs and technology at the mill or in the boiler plant. An upgrade normally provides increased capacity and improved boiler performance. It can also increase the service life of the boiler by as much as 10-15 years, depending on the circumstances.

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  • About

    Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our 11,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day.

    Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. Our strong technology offering includes entire pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production.

    The company has over 200 years of industrial history and was reborn through the demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Group in December 2013. Valmet's net sales in 2012 were approximately EUR 3 billion. Valmet's objective is to become the global champion in serving its customers.

    Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

    Read more www.valmet.com , www.twitter.com/valmetglobal

    More information about Mondi Group at http://www.mondigroup.com/

  • Contacts

    Further information, please contact:
    Kari Remes, Vice President, Recovery, Pulp and Energy business line, Valmet, tel. +358 10 676 2413

Published in European News
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