Metso Paper to deliver containerboard line to Mondi Packaging

Published Sept 18, 2007 15.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso Paper will supply a lightweight containerboard production line to Mondi Packaging. The site of the new production line will be decided later on. The start-up of the production is scheduled for April 2009. The value of the order is around EUR 100 million.

Metso's delivery will include a complete containerboard production line from 1,550 t/d OCC recycled fiber line to winder, including related stock preparation and air systems as well as starch preparation systems. Metso Automation will supply the quality control systems. The paper machine, which will have an 8.6 m wire width and a 7.8 m winder width as well as a design speed of 1,800 m/min, will produce about 1,500 tons of testliner and fluting grades daily.

Mondi Packaging is a global integrated paper and plastic packaging company, active in the corrugated, bag and flexibles businesses. With above 90 production facilities in around 30 countries and 17,000 employees, the company achieved a revenue of $ 4,132 million in 2006. Earlier this year, the Metso supplied rebuild of PM 1 was successfully started up in Mondi Packaging Swiecie mill in Poland.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2006 net sales of approximately EUR 5 billion. Its 26,000 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: Harri Kuosa, Vice President, Sales, Paper and Board business line, Metso Paper, Tel. +358 40 528 2047,