Valmet has secured an order to supply two complete tissue converting lines and packaging machinery to Metsä Tissue’s mill in Mariestad, Sweden.   

As part of the contract, Valmet will offer digital services, training and support after the start-up.   

The order follows a previous delivery of a Valmet Advantage DCT 200 tissue-making line to the same facility. 

The orders are a part of Metsä Tissue’s ‘The Future Mill’ project, which aims to achieve environmental and operational performance.  

Metsä Tissue project vice-president Esa Paavolainen said: “We have a long history with Valmet and with the addition of converting technologies in their portfolio we clearly see the synergies with Valmet’s end-to-end solution including tissue machine and converting lines. 

“Their cutting-edge technologies and proven performance will ensure optimal production, a safer working environment and a more efficient tissue production.” 

The delivery will consist of two Valmet Perini Constellation tissue-converting lines and the required packaging machinery for rolled tissue production.  

These lines are designed to offer the latest in efficiency, flexibility, and low energy consumption.  

The order has been recorded in Valmet’s first-quarter 2024 orders received, with the financial details remaining undisclosed. 

Valmet Tissue Converting business unit, Paper business line, Sales, Marketing and Services vice-president Gianfranco Agnusdei said: “This is one of Valmet’s first projects implementing the complete value chain, combining a Valmet tissue-making line and converting technologies.

“It’s a unique offering in the market. With it, we have developed a one-stop solution to actualise the integrated factory concept. We are proud to be part of Metsä Tissue’s expansion journey.”  

Metsä Tissue, part of Metsä Group’s Tissue and Greaseproof Papers business, is known for producing hygiene products for both household and professional use, as well as greaseproof papers for food preparation and packaging.  

In 2023, the business reported sales of €1.3bn ($1.39bn) and employed approximately 2,500 people. 

Last month, Metsä Tissue received a Platinum rating by EcoVadis for the fifth consecutive year.