Metso Paper rebuilds Mondi Paper, Merebank PM 2

Published Dec 17, 2001 13.45.00 +2 GMT

Metso Paper, Inc. will supply Mondi Limited with an approx. EUR 10 million rebuild of Merebank PM 2 in Durban, South Africa. The project will enable Mondi to produce lower basis weight papers, together with quality and efficiency improvements. The rebuilt machine will start up in March 2003.

The delivery will consist of a short circulation rebuild, a SymFlo headbox, components for the wire, press, and dryer sections, pulper and an OptiSizer with OptiDosers. Metso Automation’s QCS and DCS systems are included in the package as well.

Metso Paper has recently installed a SymSizer on the mill’s PM 3.

Mondi Paper is the leader in Publication, Converting Carbonless and Office Papers in South Africa. The mill’s current capacity is 540,000 tons: 230,000 tons of newsprint and telephone directory papers, 100,000 tons of SC magazine papers, and 210,000 tons of uncoated woodfree papers.

More information: Kaj Lindroos, Vice President and General Manager, Coaters and Reels, tel. +358 40 501 9650 Antero Kunnari, Senior Sales Manager, Speciality Paper Machines, tel. +358 40 543 1036