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Jilin Chenming Paper starts up Metso Paper's OptiConcept LWC line

Jilin Chenming Paper Co., Ltd. has started up their Metso Paper supplied PM 12 LWC/newsprint machine on 10 January 2007. The OptiConcept machine, which has a design speed of 1,600 m/min and a wire width of 6,950 mm, went on stream at a speed of 1,260 m/min, producing newsprint. On 20 March it started producing LWC with a speed of 1,200m/min.

The Metso delivery comprised a complete LWC/newsprint line from headbox to winder with stock preparation and chemical handling systems, including a wide scope of process, machine and quality control automation. Jilin Chenming aims to use the PM 12 mainly for LWC production, with an annual capacity exceeding 200,000 t/yr.

Jilin Chenming Paper Co., Ltd. (previously Jilin Paper Co., Ltd.) belongs to the Chenming group. After its acquisition in 2005, Chenming took over the start-up of the suspended PM 12 project. Metso Paper's other major deliveries to the Chenming group include five complete paper machines: Shouguang PM 1 in 1998, Shouguang PM 2 and Wuhan Chenming PM 1 in 2002, Jiangxi Chenming PM 1 in 2005, as well as a CTMP line to the Shouguang mill in 2005 – and PM 4 newsprint and DIP lines in Shouguang in 2006.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2006 net sales of approximately EUR 5 billion. Its 25,500 employees in more than 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries. www.metso.com

For further information, please contact: Jouko Luoma Project Manager Metso Paper, Inc. Tel. +358 40 558 6971 jouko.luoma@metso.com