Metso Paper to supply linerboard machine to Zhejiang JiAn Paper Packet Co. in China

Published Oct 20, 2006 10.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso Paper will supply a linerboard machine to Zhejiang JiAn Paper Packet Co., Ltd. in China. The machine, which will have an annual capacity of about 450,000 tonnes, will come on stream in Haiyan, Zhejiang province, in 2007. The value of the order is not disclosed. Typically such an order would be valued at close to EUR 40 million.

Metso's new local unit, Metso Paper Technology (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., plays a vital role in the delivery.

The order contains a complete three-ply linerboard machine. The new PM 1 will have a wire width of 7,250 mm and a design speed of 1,100 m/min. It will produce linerboard in a basis weight range of 90-200 gsm.

Metso Paper was selected to supply the new machine thanks to their good references in China, their high technology, and their local service capabilities.

Earlier this year the Haiyan mill, which is located approx. 120 km southwest of Shanghai, started up its first machine, supplied by Metso Paper. The 6-m-wide, 300,000 t/y unit produces industrial packaging paper. The privately owned company currently employs around 750 people.

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.

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