Metso Paper supplies Billerud Gruvön with wet-end rebuild to improve paper quality and optimize raw material consumption
Published June 6, 2007 10.00.00 +2 GMT
Metso Paper will supply the Billerud Gruvön mill in Sweden with a wet-end rebuild to improve paper quality and optimize the raw material expenses for its PM 2 White Liner & White Craft production. The rebuild, which will take place in spring 2008, includes a new ValFlo headbox with dilution control, a new top fourdrinier, and a modification of the base fourdrinier including a new couch roll. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
Christian Persson, Production Manager of the Gruvön mill's PM 2, says: "The target for the rebuild of the Billerud Gruvön PM 2 is to improve formation, basis weight and moisture profile, as well as fiber orientation. The rebuild also gives us the possibility to reduce the need for short fiber. The wet-end rebuild project is a continuation of the good co-operation experienced with Metso Paper throughout the years."
The PM 2, originally started up in 1931, currently has an operating speed of 500 m/min, and a wire width of 4,900 mm. The basis weight range is 70-152 g/m2 before the rebuild and will be 60-140 g/m2 after the rebuild. Earlier, Metso Paper supplied the Billerud Gruvön PM 2 with a port-a-bar beam arrangement for its former section, dryer section modifications and, in 1996, a larger press section rebuild.
Billerud Corporation is a leading producer of packaging paper and market pulp in Europe. The company has net sales of SEK 7 billion (approx. EUR 750 million) and 2,400 employees in 11 countries. Its three integrated pulp and paper mills and one paper mill have a combined annual production capacity of 1.4 million tonnes. All of the mills have ISO 9001 quality certification and ISO 14001 environmental certification. The Gruvön mill also applies EMAS, BRC/IOP, PEFC, FSC, Energy management and System/PFE.
Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2006 net sales of approximately EUR 5 billion. Its 25,500 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. www.metso.com
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