Metso supplied Ningbo APP board machine repeatedly sets new production and speed records

Published Jan 7, 2008 12.00.00 +2 GMT

The world's largest cartonboard machine, the Ningbo Asia Pulp & Paper PM 6 in Xiaogang, Ningbo city in Zhejiang province, China, has again exceeded all production and speed expectations. At the end of November, 2007, the machine produced 3,110 t/day of folding boxboard from virgin pulp along with deinked pulp, which is more than any other paper or board machine has ever produced. At the same time the machine also reached the remarkable milestone of 900 m/min.

The line’s previous world record from August last year was 3,013 t/day and 872 m/min.

The 410-m-long Ningbo Xiaogang PM 6, which was started up in November 2004, is designed to produce high-quality Duplex and Triplex grades of white lined chipboard (WLC) in the basis weight range of 250 to 450 gsm. It can also successfully produce folding boxboard (FBB). The line has a trim width of 8.1 m and a design speed of 900 m/min. Supplied by Metso Paper, the line consists of a complete eight-line stock preparation system for both virgin and recycled fiber, and a complete five-ply board machine including a five-station on-line coater.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2006 net sales of approximately EUR 5 billion. Its more than 26,000 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.

For more information: Ilpo Ollila, Vice President, Reference Management, Paper and Boad business line, Metso Paper Tel. +358 40 502 4013,