Metso Paper to supply a linerboard machine to China

Published June 14, 2001 20.52.00 +2 GMT

Metso Paper will supply a linerboard machine to Dong Guan Nine Dragon's Paper Industries Co., Ltd of Dong Guan, Guangdong, China. With a capacity of 1,100 tons per day of brown kraft liner board, it will be the largest linerboard machine in China. Start-up for the new machine is scheduled for the second half of the year 2002.

The Metso Paper delivery will comprise a complete linerboard machine equipped with a three-ply fourdrinier forming section with three hydraulic headboxes, a press section with two shoe presses, a dryer section, a calender and a reel. Also included are mechanical drives and systems for steam, condensate and air handling, shower waters, lubrication and machine automation.

The order will be delivered by Metso Paper units in Sweden, Finland and China.

The machine will have a wire width of 5,950 mm (234.3 in.) and an electric drive speed of 1,150 m/min (3,765 fpm). The raw material will mainly be recycled OCC (old corrugated containers).

The investor in the project is the U.S.-based company, America Chung Nam, Inc. (A.N.C.) of Pomona, California. The company is the largest exporter of waste paper in the Unites States, providing some 70 to 80 % of the recycled paper need in China. Nine Dragons Paper, one of its production factories, was established in 1996. Now supplying some 600 000 tpy of kraft linerboard, is target capacity is a capacity of one million tons by the year of 2002. Metso Paper supplied for the same customer a linerboard machine of almost the same technology last year.

For additional information, please contact: Per Eiritz, President, Board Machines, Metso Paper, tel. +46 54 171 000, mobile +46 70 517 14 94.