Metso Paper rebuilds Mondi Swiecie PM 1 into kraftliner production

Published Feb 14, 2006 12.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso Paper will supply Mondi Packaging Swiecie S.A. in Poland with a rebuild of their PM 1 sack paper machine to produce Light Weight Kraftliner. The rebuilt machine, which will have a capacity of 180,000 tpy, is scheduled to start up in June 2007. The order is valued at more than EUR 10 million.

The modernization of the 6.1-m-wide (wire) machine contains, among other things, an OptiFlo II headbox and an OptiFormer gap former. The rebuilt PM 1 will produce kraftliner and extra top liner grades.

In selecting the supplier for the project, Mondi Packaging Swiecie SA was especially impressed with Metso's technology, particularly the combination of OptiFlo II headbox and OptiFormer forming section, which produces an exceptionally homogeneous web, giving potential to achieve high strength properties.

The Swiecie mill, located 140 km south of Gdansk, is widely known for the very high quality of its products. The mill has five machines with a total production capacity of app. 800 000 tpy.

Mondi Packaging is one of the world’s leading packaging companies. With 105 plants and 16,000 employees, it achieved a turnover of EUR 2,831 million and an EBIT of EUR 228 million in 2004.

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 further information, please contact: Jouko Aula, Senior Vice President, Board Machinery Technology and Process Solutions Paper and Board Business Line, Metso Paper Tel. +358 40 542 8013