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Valmet invests in roll cover production in North American service centre

December 12, 2023  By P&PC Staff

Valmet shared in a press statement that it is investing in state-of-the-art process equipment at its roll service center in Columbus, Mississippi, United States to broaden the scope of process covers being manufactured.

Main equipment installations and commissioning took place during the third quarter of 2023 and the new process is currently fully operational.

“This strategic investment shows our commitment to enhance our rubber, composite and polyurethane manufacturing capabilities and strengthens Valmet’s position as an industry leader for roll covers. It also responds to the growing demand for roll services that we have seen with the investments our customers continue to make in North America. Being close to our customers is one of our core commitments,” says Jonathan Demers, director of Roll Services in North America for Valmet.


 The Columbus service centre reportedly operates process equipment of the latest technology to increase production and energy efficiency, improve quality, broaden the product portfolio and shorten lead times. The safety and environmental aspect of the processes has also been in focus in the investment. As an example, the covering processes are now conducted in a dedicated climate-controlled room, ensuring zero risks of cross-contamination.

“We now offer our customers a more precise and superior quality casting for polyurethane and composite covers facilitated by the machinery equipped with an accurate data entry interface. This ensures a higher degree of uniformity in the cover’s properties and characteristics. The investment also contributes to enhanced operational consistency, reliability, and flexibility throughout the cover production process to better respond to customer needs,“ says David Williams, roll cover maintenance technical unit leader, North America, Valmet.

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