Valmet to deliver diffuser rebuild to Billerud’s Skärblacka mill in Sweden

Valmet will deliver a complete atmospheric diffuser rebuild to Billerud’s Skärblacka mill in Sweden. The delivery is scheduled to take place in May 2024.


The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the second quarter 2023. The value of the order will not be disclosed.


Skärblacka mill’s original washer was delivered by Valmet in 1973. The rebuild will secure the washer’s performance and availability for years to come and prepare the mill for future capacity increases.

“We have established a long-lasting relationship with Valmet and have learned to trust their expertise. We have confidence in Valmet’s technology and found their solution superior to the alternatives,” says Samuel Wirzén, Project Manager at Billerud’s Skärblacka mill.

“We are happy that Skärblacka chose Valmet to supply washer technology. We believe that our solution will be both valuable to the mill and prolong the lifespan of their machine,” says Lennart Montonen, Sales Manager, Pulp Solutions, EMEA Area at Valmet.

The rebuild will include a complete technology upgrade and an installation of a Valmet Atmospheric Diffuser Kit, leading to optimized washing and increased capacity.

Billerud provides paper and packaging materials made from virgin fiber – passionately committed to sustainability, quality, and customer value. The Skärblacka mill produces white machine glazed kraft paper, brown sack paper and fluting and runs two laboratories specialized in developing packaging for food and medical products.

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