Metso to supply board machine rebuild for DS SmithPaper’s Kemsley mill in the United Kingdom

Published Aug 11, 2011 13.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso will supply a major board machine rebuild for the Kemsley mill of DS SmithPaper in the United Kingdom. The start-up of the rebuilt BM 3 board machine is scheduled for the second quarter of 2012. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Metso's delivery will include rebuilds of the forming, press and dryer sections. Additionally, Metso’s delivery will comprise a new ValSizer film sizer and a new ValSoft softnip calender. Metso’s scope also includes all installation work related to the rebuild. The rebuild will help the Kemsley mill ensure their top-quality board production. The BM 3 board machine produces high-quality testliners, and some specialty board grades in the basis weight range of 120 to 220 g/m2.

DS SmithPaper is an international supplier of recycled packaging and Europe’s leading office products wholesaler with a turnover of about EUR 2.4 billion per annum and over 12,000 employees. DS SmithPaper operates in a number of countries in Europe, and also in the USA, Australia and New Zealand.

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 29,000 employees in more than 50 countries.

For further information, please contact:

Petri Paukkunen, Vice President, Rebuilds and Process Solutions, Paper business line, Metso Tel. +358 40 744 8182, petri.paukkunen(at)

Kari Sorsa, Senior Sales Manager, Paper business line, Metso Tel. +358 40 580 3011, kari.sorsa(at)