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Metso to supply containerboard line to Chinese Zhejiang Ji’An

Metso will supply a containerboard production line to the Chinese Zhejiang Ji'An Paper Packet Co., Ltd. for their mill in Haiyan county, Jiaxing city, Zhejiang province. The start-up of the production line is scheduled for the second quarter of 2011. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The value of these types of production lines ranges from EUR 80 to 100 million depending on the scope of delivery.

Metso’s delivery will include a complete containerboard machine from the 3-ply multi-Fourdrinier forming section equipped with a ValFormer top forming unit to the reel. The fully automated ValReel Pro reel features unique one-level reeling technology. The Metso automation package will comprise process, machine and quality controls.

The 7.25-m-wide (wire) PM 3 will be the fastest coated board machine in the world at the design speed of 1,200 m/min. The daily production capacity will be approximately 1,900 tonnes of coated white top testliner, in the basis weight range of 130-280 g/m2, out of bleached kraft pulp, deinked pulp, mixed waste and OCC (old corrugated containers).

Zhejiang Ji'An Paper Packet Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of Shanghai Taison Pulp & Paper Group. Zhejiang Ji'An currently produces containerboard on two Metso-supplied machines, the PM 1 started up in 2008 and the PM 2 started up in 2006. The company’s annual production capacity is around 750,000 t/a.

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: Hannu T. Pietilä, Vice President, Sales, Paper business line, Metso Tel. +358 40 503 4085, e-mail: hannu.t.pietila(at)metso.com