Paper business line

In this section you can find more information on Paper business line, such as key figures and market drivers. Paper business line is part of the Process Technologies segment. See also the Paper at a glance -video and Paper's presentation from Capital Markets Day 2023.

The Paper business line supplies board, tissue and paper machinery, tissue converting lines, equipment and machine rebuilds for the board, tissue and paper industries. The solutions are designed to be fit-for-purpose, focusing on energy and raw material savings, efficiency, flexibility and safety. As a result, our customers’ end products can be manufactured with the highest quality and increased competitiveness on the market.

Demand for new board and paper machines in recent years has been especially lively in China, Europe and North America. Over the years, Valmet has cooperated with its customers in more than 700 board machine, 900 paper machine and more than 300 tissue machine deliveries globally. Today, Valmet also offers its customers extensive Industrial Internet solutions and remote services from Valmet Performance Centers in Jyväskylä, Finland, Karlstad, Sweden, and Lucca, Italy.

Board, tissue and paper are used for a variety of purposes, including packaging, hygiene products like facial and bathroom tissue and paper towels, and writing and printing papers. Board, tissue and paper are produced from virgin or recycled pulp.

The papermaking process includes several stages in which the pulp slurry is converted into board, tissue or paper through forming, pressing, drying and sizing. In addition, a paper mill includes technology and equipment for stock preparation, air systems, chemical handling and paper finishing, including reeling and winding, tissue converting, as well as automation, flow control and Industrial Internet solutions.

Paper machines can have a lifespan of several decades. Besides new machines, Valmet has a strong position in machine rebuilds and improvements. In addition, converting an existing paper machine to produce a different paper grade or relocating a paper machine is an important part of our offering.

Key figures

Valmet Paper in 2023


Valmet Paper by paper grade in 2023

Market drivers




Market position and market share*


Estimated market size and long-term end market growth*


Market drivers





EUR 1.3 bn



• World trade, e-commerce and emerging markets growth drive packaging
• Demand for lightweight board
• Shift from plastic packaging to renewable materials
• Conversions from paper to board




EUR 0.2 bn



• Increasing role of digital media decreases demand for print papers
• Demand for technology-driven efficiency improvements
• Need for specialty papers 



EUR 1.5 bn


• Increase in purchasing power and rising living standards
• Urbanization and improved hygiene
• Fast economic growth in emerging markets
• Demand for higher quality

* As in CMD 2023 materials