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Metso-relocated newsprint machine starts up in China

The Metso-relocated newsprint machine, PM 1, of Guangdong Huatai Paper Co., Ltd. in Jiangmen City, Guangdong Province in China successfully started up on May 25, 2011.

Metso’s delivery package comprised engineering and supervision services for dismantling, packing, installation and start-up of the relocated paper machine line. The delivery also included a new two-loop deinking line with reject handling which will provide the stock for the paper machine. The line has a drum pulper with improved mechanical construction and main drive design together with Metso’s new linear cell flotation technology for main and post flotation.

The 5.56-m-wide (trim) PM 1 has an annual dimensional production capacity of close to 200,000 tonnes of newsprint within the basis weight range of 42 to 48 g/m². The paper machine design speed is 1,800 m/min.

Reconditioning, rebuilding and eventual relocating of entire production lines is part of Metso’s service offering for paper machines. It combines machine rebuilding business, project management and automation solutions.

Huatai Group produces newsprint, uncoated fine paper, coated art paper and tissue with an annual capacity exceeding 3.0 million tonnes. Guangdong Huatai Paper Co. Ltd. is a member of the Huatai Group.

Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have about 27,000 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com

For more information, please contact:

Rauno Hänninen Project Manager, Paper business line, Metso Tel +358 40 702 2227

Yawen Chang, Project Manager, Paper business line, Metso Tel +86 139 1179 2755