Metso Paper to rebuild coating machine at Myllykoski

Published Apr 30, 2002 14.43.00 +2 GMT

Metso Paper is to supply a coating machine rebuild to Myllykoski Paper Oy’s Myllykoski mill in Finland. The rebuilt coating line will start up in the spring of 2003.

The rebuild of the off-line LWC coating machine includes new unwind, OptiReel M reel, two OptiCoat Jet coating stations, a rebuild of the supply systems equipped with OptiAir deaerators, and metsoDNA process control system.

After the rebuild, the capacity of the machine will increase to 180,000 tons per year and the speed to 1,400 meters per minute. The rebuild will improve the quality of the end product to the level of MWC paper.

Myllykoski Paper Oy produces 500,000 tons of wood-containing printing papers annually. The main products of the mill are uncoated SC paper and coated MWC paper, which are used for rotogravure and offset printing products.

More information: Kaj Lindroos Vice President and General Manager Coaters and Reels, Metso Paper tel. +358 20 482 7625, +358 40 501 9650 Jyrki Strengell Vice President, Sales and Marketing Coaters and Reels, Metso Paper tel. +358 20 482 7640, +358 40 590 9167