Metso Paper to deliver board making line to Foshan Huafeng Paper in China

Published Mar 12, 2004 11.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso Paper together with its Chinese joint venture company Valmet-Xian will supply a board making line to Foshan Huafeng Paper Co., Ltd. in China. The new line has been designed for the manufacture of high quality recycled coated board. The PM 3 line will be located in Zhuhai, Guangdong province and is scheduled to start up in fall 2005. The total value of the order is over EUR 30 million.

Valmet-Xian as well as Metso units in Finland and Sweden will participate in the delivery. The new PM 3 line will utilize proven and new technology of the Metso Paper coated board concept.

The board making line will be 5.15 m wide and its design speed will be 700 m/min. It will produce 4-ply White Lined Chipboard (WLC) in a basis weight range of 250 – 450 g/m² with an annual production capacity of approximately 300.000 tons.

Foshan Huafeng Paper, located in the Guangdong province, is one of the largest producers of high-quality coated white board in Southern China. It belongs to Foshan Huaxin Packaging Co., Ltd that is listed in the Shenzhen Stock Exhange. Before the new PM 3, Foshan Paper’s production capacity is 140,000 tons annually. In 2000, the company was granted the ISO9002, followed by the ISO9001 in 2003. It was also China’s first paper mill to win the OHSAS18001 Certificate.

Metso Corporation is a global supplier of process industry machinery and systems, as well as know-how and aftermarket services. The Corporation's core businesses are fiber and paper technology (Metso Paper), rock and mineral processing (Metso Minerals) and automation and control technology (Metso Automation). In 2003, the net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 4.3 billion and personnel totaled approximately 27,400. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.

More information: Kari Sipi, Sales Manager, Metso Paper, Board Business Line tel. +358 20 482 7631, mobile +358 40 556 8843 e-mail

Timo Kerola, Area Vice President, Sales, Metso Paper, Board Business Line tel. +86 10 6566 6600, mobile +86 139 1017 1872 e-mail