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Metso-supplied papermaking line starts up at MCC Paper Yinhe in China

The Metso-supplied uncoated papermaking line delivered to MCC Paper Yinhe Co., Ltd. in Linqing city of Shandong province, China, came successfully on stream on July 26, 2009. The new 5.8-m-wide line produces around 200,000 metric tons of uncoated fine paper annually.

“This is the first modern fast-speed paper machine line for our company and we are happy that the machine was successfully started up as planned even though the schedule was tight,” says Wan Zhonghua, Vice President and Executive Vice General Manager of MCC Yinhe. “Cooperation between Metso and Yinhe has always been good. Now the machine speed is 1,250 m/min. Given that production has been running less than two months since start-up, our quality still needs to improve but we believe that with Metso’s professional support we will reach our target.”

Metso's scope of supply comprised a complete all-online paper machine from headbox to reel with related stock preparation and air systems, as well as a chemicals handling plant for the whole paper machine line. The line’s technological features include a ValFormer shoe blade hybrid former and a ValHood hood. An extensive metsoDNA automation package further contained process, machine and quality controls, runnability and condition monitoring systems, and Kajaani analyzers.

MCC Paper Yinhe is a state-owned company operating two mills in Linqing city with some 6,000 employees. The company was originally founded in 1958 and joined MCC in 2007. MCC (China Metallurgical Group Corporation) is one of the largest equipment manufacturers in China.

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 28,000 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com

For more information, please contact:

Jussi Kairus, Project Manager, Paper business line, Metso Tel. +358 40 551 9253, jussi.kairus@metso.com