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Valmet partners with GORE-TEX Professional to deliver new PPE solution for smelt deck workers

Valmet has entered into an agreement with GORE-TEX Professional to be the exclusive and sole distributor of GORE ® PYRAD ® Vulcan Smelt Protective garments. 

Known for developing materials and solutions for complex industrial environments and technical consumer applications, GORE-TEX Professional has developed a durable, flame-resistant, laminate technology for personal protective equipment (PPE) used in black liquor and chemical recovery applications.

“Smelt can reach extremely high temperatures, so there is inherent safety risk when you are working in a mill’s recovery area,” explains Dave Gadai , Director of Energy & Environmental Services , Valmet. ”As we strive to fulfill the needs and exceed the expectations of our customers, we continuously look to deploy safer ways to operate during service, maintenance or daily operations. Health, safety and environment are core values ​​within Valmet; we have developed safety-driven solutions in the past, and are proud to work with GORE-TEX Professional to offer a new solution for smelt deck workers. ”

Valmet has a long history as a technology and service partner to pulp, paper and energy producers. Operating out of its North American offices in Charlotte, NC, Valmet will oversee the order, supply and fufillment of all GORE ® PYRAD ® Vulcan Smelt Protective garment products sold globally in the pulp and paper industry.

About GORE-TEX Professional

W. L. Gore & Associates is a global materials science company dedicated to transforming industries and improving lives. Since 1958, Gore has solved complex technical challenges in demanding environments — from outer space to the world’s highest peaks to the inner workings of the human body. With more than 10,500 Associates and a strong, team-oriented culture, Gore generates annual revenues of $3.7 billion.

About Valmet

Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. The company’s technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production

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