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Metso-supplied board machine starts up successfully at Ji'An Paper in China

Zhejiang Ji’An Paper Packet Co., Ltd. has successfully started up a Metso-supplied containerboard machine PM 1 at its mill in Haiyan, in China's Zhejiang province, on March 5, 2008. The start-up speed was 627 m/min.

The new 400,000 t/a 3-ply kraftliner board machine features the latest Metso-technology for board making from wet end to reel. The delivery also included metsoDNA machine and process control systems and PaperIQ quality control system with CD profilers as well as web break camera system by Metso Automation.

The PM 1 board machine has a wire width of 7,250 mm and a design speed of 1,100 m/min. It produces kraftliner board grades in the basis weight range of 90 -200 g/m2, mainly for the surrounding Zhejiang-Shanghai-Jiangsu area in eastern China.

Zhejiang Ji’An Paper Packet Co., Ltd. is one of China's rapidly growing containerboard producers. The company’s previous PM 2, mainly supplied by Shanghai-Chenming Paper Machinery, today Metso Paper Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., was started up in 2006 and contains two Metso headboxes, size circulation and a calender. Metso Automation delivered PaperIQ quality control system with headbox CD profiler.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2007 net sales of approximately EUR 6 billion. Its almost 27,000 employees in approximately 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 more information, please contact: Ari Leppänen, Project Manager, Paper and board machines, Metso Paper, Inc. Tel. +358 40 558 4946, Email: ari.j.leppanen@metso.com