Metso to supply coated fine paper line to Shandong Huatai Paper in China

Published July 10, 2009 11.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso will supply a coated fine paper production line to Shandong Huatai Paper Co. Ltd, member of Huatai Group, in Dong Ying City, Shandong Province, China. The start-up of the production line is scheduled for the first quarter of 2011. The total value of the order is approximately EUR 170 million.

Metso’s delivery will include a complete Metso OptiConcept paper machine from headbox to reel, with related air systems and auxiliaries, and finishing systems. The paper machine line will also include an OptiReel Plus re-reeler and an off-machine coater with OptiCoat Jet coating stations, off-machine OptiLoad multinip calenders, JR 1000 E winders, and a parent reel handling system. The comprehensive Metso automation system package will comprise process, machine and quality controls, profilers, web inspection system, condition and runnability monitoring, and analyzers.

The new 8.1-m-wide PM 8 will produce close to 500,000 tonnes of coated and uncoated fine papers annually, within the basis weight range of 80 to 200 g/m2. The paper machine design speed is 1,800 m/min and the coater design speed is 2,000 m/min.

Photo: At the front Bertel Langenskiöld, President, Paper and Fiber Technology, Metso (left), and Li Jianhua, Chairman of Huatai Paper Co. Ltd. Behind them (from the left) Wu Kemeng, Vice President of Huatai Group, Yang Tongxian, Party committee secretary of Dawang Town, Standing Committee Member of CPC Guangrao County Committee, Ari Harmaala, Asia Pacific President, Paper and Fiber Technology, Metso, Zhao Haozhi, Secretary of Guangrao County Committee, Standing Committee Member of CPC Dongying City, and Tian Heyou, County Mayor of County People's Government, Standing Committee Member of CPC Guangrao County Committee.

The Shandong Huatai mill is located in Dong Ying City, Shandong Province. Huatai Group has three production bases, Huatai Green Industry Park, Huatai Qinghe Green Ecology Industry Park and Rizhao Huatai Pulp & Paper Industry Park, with an annual capacity of 1.6 million tonnes.

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.

For more information, please contact: Teuvo Viitala, Senior Vice President, Paper Finishing Paper business line, Metso Tel. +358 40 548 8090,