Metso Paper to rebuild Stora Enso's LWC machine in Wisconsin

Published Dec 22, 2003 14.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso Paper will supply Stora Enso North America with an extensive rebuild of the PM 26 production line at the Biron mill in Wisconsin, U.S.A. The modernized line, which produces LWC magazine grades, will start up during the first quarter of 2005. Total value of the order is approximately EUR 23 million.

The Metso Paper delivery will improve the line's productivity and paper quality. It consists of a rebuild of the press and dryer sections, coating station, rereeler, supercalender and winder, as well as a new OptiReel reel and a WinBelt L winder.

The Biron mill runs two LWC paper machines, of which PM 26 is the newer (1986) and the wider. In Wisconsin, Stora Enso North America has six mills producing mainly coated paper grades; elsewhere in North America the company has a mill in Minnesota that produces SC paper and one mill in Nova Scotia, Canada, producing SC paper and newsprint.

In February this year, Metso Paper received an order from Stora Enso North America to rebuild their Kimberly mill PM 97, which produces coated woodfree grades.

More information: Ilpo J Ollila, Vice President, Sales, Metso Paper, tel. +358 40 502 4013