Metso Paper to supply a de-wiring system to Amcor, Australia

Published Oct 23, 2006 16.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso Paper will supply Amcor Cartonboard in Australia with new automated pulp bale de-wiring equipment, to increase the efficiency and the personnel safety of the cartonboard line at their Petrie mill. Start-up is scheduled for the second quarter of 2007.

The scope of the Metso delivery includes a Robocoiler single bale de-wiring machine, a metal detector and three conveyors. Metso will also provide training and site services during start-up.

Replacing the manual handling of removing the bale wires will make the working environment safer for the personnel. Also the risk of wires ending up in the pulper will be minimized by means of the metal detector.

Amcor is one of the world's leading integrated packaging and paper companies operating more than 150 plants with 22,000 empolyees in 23 countries. The Petrie mill, located close to Brisbane, is the only coated cartonboard manufacturing plant in Australia. It produces over 130,000 t/y of the highest quality recycled cartonboard for Amcor Cartonboard, a division of Amcor Packaging (Australia) Pty Ltd.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2005 net sales of approximately EUR 4.2 billion. Its 22,000 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: Rolf Brunnström Sales Manager, Pulp Drying, Fiber Business Line, Metso Paper Tel. +46 60 16 51 01

Graham McGill Spare Parts and Fiber Manager, Fiber Business Line, Metso Paper Tel. +61 3 9313 0735