Metso-supplied PM rebuild started up at UPM Kaipola

Published June 14, 2006 12.00.00 +2 GMT

UPM Kaipola has successfully started up the Metso Paper -supplied rebuild of their PM 4.

The modernization of the directory paper production line included a dilution system for the headbox, a ValFormer-upgrade of the forming section, as well as revisions to the press section.

The target of the operation is to improve paper quality and increase production line output. Experiences from the start-up are very good.

Kaipola PM 4 was initially started up in 1961. Metso Paper has rebuilt the machine, most recently in 1996. UPM Kaipola produces printing paper grades for directories, magazines and newspapers. The mill's annual paper capacity is 700,000 tons.

UPM is one of the world’s leading producers of printing papers and the clear market leader in magazine papers. The Group's sales in 2005 were EUR 9.3 billion, and it has over 31,000 employees. UPM's main products include printing papers, converting materials and wood products. The company has production plants in 15 countries and its main market areas are Europe and North America. UPM's shares are listed on the Helsinki and New York stock exchanges.

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.

For more information, please contact: Olavi Kupari Project Manager, Metso Paper Tel. +358 40 547 1954 E-mail: