Metso-supplied cartonboard line starts up at Shandong IP & Sun Food Packaging in China

Published 11/26/2012, 12:00 PM EET

The Metso-supplied complete cartonboard production line, PM 26, for Shandong IP & Sun Food Packaging Co. Ltd., successfully came on stream on September 19, 2012 in Yanzhou City, Shandong Province in China. The grade produced during the start-up was base paper for 300-g/m2 folding boxboard. Coated A grade was achieved in less than a week’s time from the start-up. In three weeks’ time from the start-up the machine exceeded the dimensioning capacity over a period of 24 h. In five weeks, another milestone, speed over design speed for 24 h, was reached.

The new 6.85-m-wide (wire) PM 26 has an annual production capacity of approximately 550,000 tonnes of folding boxboard and art board grades in the basis weight range of 170 to 350 g/m2. The design speed is 950 m/min.

Metso’s delivery included a complete coated board making line from three headboxes to reel with stock preparation and approach flow systems, air systems, a coating color preparation system and two winders. A comprehensive Metso automation package comprised process, machine and quality controls.

Shandong IP & Sun Food Packaging Co. Ltd. is part of a joint venture established by International Paper and Sun Paper Group in 2006. The joint venture includes International Paper & Sun Cartonboard Co., Ltd., Shandong International Paper & Sun Coated Paperboard Co., Ltd., Shandong IP & Sun Packaging Co., Ltd. and International Paper & Sun (Hong Kong) Trading Lirnited. Today the company operates a total of four paper machines supplied by Metso (PM 17, PM 18, PM 22, PM 26). Net sales in 2011 were about EUR 650 million.

Metso’s pulp, paper and power professionals specialize in processes, machinery, equipment, services, paper machine clothing and filter fabrics. Our offering and experience cover the entire process life cycle including new production lines, rebuilds and services.,,

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For further information, please contact:

Jussi Mannila, Project Manager, Paper Mills Sales and Marketing, Metso

Tel. +358 40 585 7476, jussi.mannila(at)