Metso Paper to supply board machine rebuilds to St Regis Paper Company in the UK

Published June 20, 2005 15.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso Paper will supply equipment for board machine rebuilds to the St Regis Paper Company at its Kemsley and Wansbrough mills in the UK. The delivery also includes a support package for plasterboard production development. The total value of the contract will exceed EUR 7 million.

The Kemsley PM 3 rebuild includes three new SymFlo headboxes, one of which is equipped with a dilution system for profile control, modernization of the fourdrinier wire section, as well as approach flow screens for the short circulation system. The 6-metre wide machine produces plasterboard and testliner. The modification will be completed in mid year 2006.

PM 5 at Wansbrough mill in Watchet, Somerset, will be equipped with a new SymFlo dilution controlled headbox, a shaker for the breast roll, as well as a screen for the dilution circulation system. The new equipment will be installed early in 2006. After the rebuild, the Wansbrough PM 5 will continue to produce coreboard and testliner whilst being a contingency production unit for plasterboard.

St Regis Paper Company is the UK's largest manufacturer and recycler of paper. With a turnover of EUR 390 million per annum and around 2000 employees, St Regis operates at six mill locations, and has the capacity to make more than 1 million tonnes of paper every year.