Metso Paper to rebuild PM 5 Supercalender at Stora Enso Corbehem

Published Nov 28, 2002 09.48.00 +2 GMT

Metso Paper has received an order from Stora Enso Corbehem in France, for a supercalender rebuild on the mill’s PM 5. The original supercalender was delivered by Valmet in 1989 and produces LWC paper with a sheet width of 8.6 meters. Start-up is scheduled for April 2003.

Metso Paper's delivery includes OptiWind reeling technology for the supercalender wind-up. OptiWind is based on a driven rider roll concept, which is also used on wind-ups in OptiLoad multi-nip calenders. The Järvenpää unit will be responsible for delivery of the rebuild. To date, 20 OptiWind wind-ups have been sold. The rebuild includes also a new driven thermo roll and a new mechanical drive.

With this investment, Stora Enso Corbehem will be prepared to ensure sufficient supercalender capacity into the future. In addition, the rebuild will improve parent reel structure and lead to better runnability in downstream processes.

Metso Corporation is a global supplier of process industry machinery and systems. The Corporation's fiber and paper technology business area, Metso Paper, is the world's leading supplier of technology, systems and equipment for the pulp, paper, converting and panelboard industries. Metso's other core businesses are divided between Metso Minerals (rock and mineral processing) and Metso Automation (automation and control technology). In 2000, the net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 3.9 billion, and the personnel totaled approximately 22,000. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.

More information: Arto Kumpulainen Manager, Engineered Rebuilds and Improvements Metso Paper, Calenders Tel. +358 20 482 8479, mobile phone +358 40 557 6565