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Metso to rebuild a relocated paper machine for Grupo Unipak in Mexico

Metso will rebuild a relocated fine paper machine for the Mexican Grupo Unipak, S.A. de C.V. PT. at their new mill site Grupak Hidalgo in the municipality of Emiliano Zapata in Mexico. The start-up of the relocated and rebuilt machine is scheduled for the first quarter of 2013. The value of the order is approximately EUR 5 million. The relocated machine originally comes from the USA.

A 5.6-m-wide fine paper machine will be reconditioned and modified to manufacture recycled containerboard grades in the basis weight range of 70-195 g/m2. Metso’s delivery will comprise a modernization of the forming section. Metso will also modify the dryer section, air systems, steam and condensate system as well as stock preparation system with a new dry end pulper.

Grupo Unipak, S.A. de C.V. PT. is a large Mexican company producing a variety of food packaging products. The company currently produces liner and fluting grades for its own integrated use on two machines located in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

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 28,500 employees in more than 50 countries.

For more information, please contact: Mikko Osara, Vice President, Sales, Paper business line, Metso Tel. +358 40 841 8804, mikko.osara(at)