Bleaching and bleached stock screening modernization at Modo Hallein, Austria

Published June 28, 2000 00.00.00 +2 GMT

Modo Paper Hallein mill, located in Austria, produces Mg-bisulphite pulp from spruce as the raw material. Some time ago the mill prepared a plan to enhance their bleaching and bleached stock screening processes. In December 1999 Valmet carried out full-scale trials at the mill with DeltaScreens to prove that re-screening can effectively operate at over 2.5% consistency. After successful trials, the DeltaScreen installation was adopted as part of the second modernization step, called "Kreislaufschliessung – Teil 2". The main objectives for the overall modernization are:

· to improve pulp cleanliness · to reduce carry-over · to close the bleaching process

The second investment step, ordered in April this year, includes DeltaScreens, Valmet TwinRollTM DPA wash presses and tower equipment for final bleaching.

The line is designed for 460/ADT/d capacity and the start-up is going to take place in April 2001.

Valmet Corporation is the world's leading supplier of technology, systems and equipment for the pulp, paper, converting and panelboard industries. In 1999, Valmet's net sales was EUR 1.7 billion and it had a personnel of 10,600.

Valmet is part of the Metso Corporation which is a global supplier of process industry machinery and systems. Metso's business areas are fiber and paper technology, automation and control technology and machinery. The net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 3.4 billion in 1999 and the personnel totaled approximately 23,000. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki Exchanges and the New York Stock Exchange.

For more information, please contact: Eva Engelfeldt, Sales and Marketing, Valmet Fibertech AB, tel. +46 60 16 53 42