Valmet and Flootech advance water treatment for the board, paper and tissue industry

Valmet and Nijhuis Saur Industries subsidiary Flootech have signed a partnership agreement to further enhance collaboration in providing advanced water treatment solutions for pulp and paper producers.

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Through the partnership, Flootech will provide technical and commercial expertise to Valmet’s customers, including water treatment and recycling solutions, process water treatment, effluent treatment and reuse as well as sludge dewatering.

“Water scarcity and efforts to reduce environmental footprint are driving the need for more advanced solutions to reduce, re-use and recycle effluents from the pulp and paper industry,” said Petri Rasinmäki, Business Line President, Paper, Valmet.

“The partnership with Flootech enables us to deliver cost competitive and efficient water treatment solutions to our board, paper, and tissue customers. It is a good strategic fit with Valmet’s climate program, and we are happy to extend the collaboration to a partnership with the leading provider of water expertise and technologies across the globe.”

“There is a growing requirement for more advanced solutions to enhance clean water quality, process water recycling and fiber recovery, to treat and extract energy from wastewater, as well as to champion the reuse of water,” said Mikko Siivonen, CEO of Flootech. “Costs associated with the environmental impact and regulation, sourcing fresh water, and the growing price of energy have all increased the importance of optimizing pulp and paper mills’ water cycle and water footprint. We are pleased to strengthen our long and successful cooperation with Valmet by forming a partnership agreement that enables us to provide complete water treatment solutions to close water loops together.”