Metso Paper rebuilds board machines at Dong Il Paper and Wolsan, Korea

Published June 15, 2006 11.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso Paper will supply Dong Il Paper Mfg. Co. Ltd. and its sister company Wolsan Co., both in Korea, with board machine rebuilds. The modernizations, which will increase production capacity and improve quality, will be ready in summer 2007. The total value of the orders is close to EUR 10 million.

At Dong Il Paper, located in Ansan, Metso Paper will rebuild the PM 1 Condebelt dryer by extending and modernizing it. A new SymFlo headbox and a ValHard calender are also included in the delivery. The rebuilt 4.4-m-wide PM will have a design speed of 1,000 m/min, yielding an annual capacity of some 250,000 tons.

At Wolsan, located in Wolsan, the PM 1 will receive a new SymBelt shoe press, which will increase the machine's output to approx. 400,000 tons per year. The 5-m-wide machine will have a design speed of 1,150 m/min.

Both machines produce recycled-based containerboard.

Metso Automation will upgrade control systems at both sites: a Damatic XD upgrade in Ansan and a metsoDNA upgrade in Wolsan.

During the past years Metso Paper has supplied both Dong Il Paper and Wolsan with a number of deliveries containing headboxes, press sections and forming sections. The Ansan mill PM 1 was rebuilt with the revolutionary Condebelt drying technology in 1999.

Dong Il Paper Mfg. Co. Ltd. produces fluting and linerboard at three mills: Ansan, Uiryeong and Wolsan (Wolsan Co.). In 2005, total production was 650,000 tons, and turnover was EUR 130 million.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2005 net sales of approximately EUR 4.2 billion. Its 22 000 employees in more than 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries.

For more information, please contact: Reima Kerttula Managing Director Rautpohja Paper and Board Machinery, Metso Paper Tel. +358 400 648 458 E-mail: