Welcome to Viana Paper Mill

Viana Paper Mill

Mário Amaral, Mill Manager at DS Smith Viana Paper Mill, talks about our Purpose – Redefining Packaging for a Changing World. Take a look:

Following an ambitious modernisation plan in 2017, Viana mill became one of the most efficient kraftliner paper factories in Europe, delivering a product recognised for its high-quality standards. 


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Grammage range:   115-300 g/m2
Production: 395,000 tonnes/year
Speed max: 1,000 m/min
Trim max: 6.55 m


  • 1974
    The mill was founded with a capacity of 136,000 tonnes per year.
  • 1987
    New capacity – 220,000 tonnes per year following modernisation of the paper mill press section.
  • 1987
    Start-up of a new Recycled Fibre Plant (RFP).
  • 1997
    New capacity – 270,000 tonnes per year following new approach screens, 2 new hydraulic headboxes, a new top mini-fourdrinier, extension of the bottom fourdrinier, new reel, modification of the steam section and condensate system, and a new wood chip thickness screen.
  • 2002
    Installation of a new steam turbine.
  • 2003
    New Twin-Roll Press for Virgin Fibre.
  • 2005
    New Gas Turbine.
  • 2006
    New Biomass Boiler.
  • 2007
    New capacity – 311,000 tonnes per year.
  • 2006-2009
    Continuous paper mill modification with a new hardnip calendar, complete rebuild of the drying section, rope-less tail threading system, new top-former on bottom fourdrinier, hood ventilation update, automatic reel spool handling system, and a new finishing line for paper rolls with a width of 3.5m.
  • 2009
    New hardwood debarking line.
  • 2010
    New gas turbine and a new steam turbine.
  • 2015-2017
    Stabilization of the web and closing the open draws on press section. Installation of TwinRun Stabilizers and 3 OptiCleaners.
  • 2016-2017
    Complete replacement of 11 vacuum pumps.
  • 2017
    New Capacity – 395,000 tonnes per year achieved by a major rebuild of the press section.

Contact Us

DS Smith Paper Viana
Viana Paper Mill
Estrada 23 de Fevereiro, nº 372
4905-261 Deocriste
Viana do Castelo
Tel: +351 258 739 600