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Metso-supplied boardmaking line starts up at Liansheng Paper Industry in China

Published 12/12/2012, 1:00 PM EET

On October 28, 2012, Liansheng Paper Industry (Longhai) Co., Ltd started up their new Metso-supplied containerboard production line, PM 5, at their Longhai site in Fujian province in China.

"The PM 5 start-up was successful with a stable operating process. The desired targets were achieved. I hope that we can continue a very good cooperation with Metso also in the future,” says Rongjun Xue, Project Manager of Liansheng Paper.

The new 7.25-m-wide PM 5 has an annual production capacity of approximately 350,000 tonnes of recycled testliner in the basis weight range of 100 to 140 g/m2. The design speed is 1,200 m/min.

Metso’s delivery included a complete boardmaking line from headbox to reel with air systems, a size supply system, a quality control system and a winder.

The PM 5 testliner production line features a novel two-layer forming process with only one hybrid forming unit equipped with the new OptiFlo layering headbox. With this innovative technology a two-layer web can be produced with only one headbox providing excellent profiles due to a unique dilution system and good formation due to new type of hydraulics.

Liansheng Paper Industry (Longhai) Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of Fujian Liansheng Paper Co., Ltd. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Zhangzhou, China. A third Metso-supplied production line for Fujian Liansheng, PM 6, is to start up at the Longhai site in December this year. The PM 6 boardmaking line will produce recycled fluting grades and it has the same width and design speed as the PM 5.

Metso’s pulp, paper and power professionals specialize in processes, machinery, equipment, services, paper machine clothing and filter fabrics. Our offering and experience cover the entire process life cycle including new production lines, rebuilds and services.,,

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For further information, please contact:

Jussi Kairus, Project Manager, Paper Mills business unit, Metso

Tel. +358 40 551 9253, jussi.kairus(at)