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Metso-supplied impingement dryer starts up successfully at Steinbeis Papier in Germany

The rebuild of paper machine PM 4, including a Metso-supplied OptiDry Vertical impingement dryer, has been successfully started up at Steinbeis Papier Glückstadt GmbH & Co. KG in Germany on May 17, 2009.

Metso’s rebuild delivery included an OptiDry Vertical impingement dryer with a ropeless tail threading system. The new dryer gives additional drying capacity to increase the production capacity by 15 % and the machine speed by 175 m/min.

The OptiDry Vertical is a rebuild concept to add drying capacity in the dryer section, thus enabling a production and speed increase without additional dryer cylinders. The unit can be installed in an existing dryer section without increasing the machine length, and with a minimal rebuild of the current dryer.

The Steinbeis Papier 4.6-meter-wide PM 4 produces magazine papers for heat set web offset printing and multi-functional papers for office use, all from 100 % recovered paper, with a grammage range of 57–90 g/m2.

Steinbeis Papier Glückstadt GmbH & Co. KG produces high-quality printing papers from 100 % recycled raw material. In 2008, the company received the German Sustainability Award as one of the three most sustainable companies in Germany.

Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have about 28,000 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com

For more information, please contact: Roland Banecki Sales Manager, Air and Chemical Systems, Metso Tel. +49 173 3080 503 [email protected]

Alexander Schumann Mill Sales Manager, Metso Paper GmbH Tel. +49 173 3080 556 [email protected]