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Valmet to invest in filter fabric manufacturing in South America

27 Mar '24
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  • Valmet announces investment in filter fabric manufacturing in Brazil, to meet growing demand in South America's mining, pulp and paper industries.
  • The undisclosed investment encompasses facility relocation, new machinery, and energy-efficient upgrades.
  • Operational by the first half of 2025, it aims to enhance service proximity, delivery times, and capacity.
Valmet has decided to invest in filter fabric manufacturing in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in order to better respond to the growing demand of high-performing filter fabrics in both the mining and pulp and paper industries in South America. The value of the new investment will not be disclosed.

“The investment includes the relocation of the current office and manufacturing facility in Belo Horizonte, new machinery, and improvements in the operations’ energy efficiency and emission reduction. It gives us the necessary assets to further develop sustainable services close to customers,” said Jarkko Syrjala, director, filtration at Valmet.

The new facility will be in operation during the first half of 2025, the company said in a press release.

“Improved delivery times will strengthen our position in the South American market. The investment will also ensure our capacity for the coming years to deliver filter fabrics that respond to customer needs and provide maximised reliability and optimised performance for their filtration process,” said Felipe Floriani, services director, South America, Valmet.

Valmet is one of the leading suppliers of filter fabrics and industrial textiles globally. Valmet’s filtration offering covers filter fabrics and felts for the mining and chemical, pulp and paper, and laundry industries, as well as for the variety of dry filtration applications.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (RR)

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