Valmet and Metsä Board have signed an agreement on data-driven optimization of paperboard quality of the board machine at Metsä Board’s Kemi mill in Finland. The machine produces premium quality white top kraftliner. Valmet will supply the mill with Valmet Industrial Internet VII Data Discovery and VII for Paper Quality solutions. The value of the order is not disclosed.
The agreement is the first step in a jointly built digital roadmap between Metsä Board and Valmet. The target of this first step is to ensure top-quality end-product to enable smooth runnability in the paperboard converting process. A mill-wide action plan will be created by combining historical mill process data, converting data from Metsä Board’s customer and Valmet’s expertise to discover the improvement potential of the board machine BM1 production process. This is enabled by Valmet’s VII Data Discovery solution.
The VII for Paper Quality solution, including Valmet’s artificial intelligence-based applications and the Valmet IQ Quality Management System are used to predict and autonomously optimize paperboard surface quality in real time.
A key part of the VII for Paper Quality solution is the world’s first predictive application for online optimization of paperboard surface quality. It helps maintain high end-product quality and optimize the usage of raw material.
Another important application in this solution is the Dynamic Centerline Advisor, which builds optimal production recipes for each operating mode, ensuring maximized overall equipment effectiveness.
Metsä Board is a leading European producer of premium lightweight folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners .
Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries.