Metso launches new OptiConcept M paper and board making line

Published Sept 19, 2011 12.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso has launched a new, modular paper and board making line, called OptiConcept M. A member of the well-proven OptiConcept production line family, the new OptiConcept M optimizes machine investment in line with each mill’s capacity needs. OptiConcept M paper and board making lines are specifically designed for mills in growing markets to ensure optimized productivity at minimal operating costs.

High productivity at low operating costs

Savings in operating costs are achieved through precise dimensioning of processes, proven technological solutions, optimal running parameters, effective maintenance operations and fully integrated automation solutions. These OptiConcept M features result in minimized cost per ton produced and shorter investment payback periods.

The proven technology utilized in OptiConcept M and the integrated processes enable high-quality production with lower-quality raw materials and lighter basis weights, yet with equal strength properties and high raw material efficiency.

Safety, usability and optimized environmental performance

OptiConcept M has been designed both visually and physically with the requirements of its users in mind. For example, the design of the machinery allows for easy and safe changing of rolls and wear parts, thus reducing the total duration and cost of maintenance shutdowns.

Optimized processes, innovations, smart controls and accurate dimensioning decrease the use of steam, gas, electricity, water, chemicals and other raw materials, and reduce emission levels. The new OptiConcept M production line meets and exceeds environmental regulations.

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 29,000 employees in more than 50 countries.

For more information, please contact: Jyrki Huovila, General Manager, Technology, Paper business line, Metso Tel. +358 40 5519 237, jyrki.huovila(at)

Jari Koikkalainen, President, China area, Paper and Fiber Technology, Metso Tel. +358 40 838 8950 or +86 139 1179 2766, jari.koikkalainen(at)