Metso to supply pulp washing technology to Rosenthal, Germany

Published Aug 25, 2008 12.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso Paper has received an order to supply technology for improving pulp washing at the Zellstoff- und Papierfabrik Rosenthal GmbH mill in the province of Thuringia, in central Germany. The modernized fiber line will be taken into operation during the second half of 2009. The order value is not disclosed according to an agreement between the two partners.

The order includes two TwinRoll wash presses. One TwinRoll press will be installed to improve the brown stock washing. The other TwinRoll press, with improved washing efficiency while retaining higher consistency, will be installed in the ozone bleaching stage. This enables continuous efficiency of ozone utilization. The press also improves the bleaching degree of closure, giving less emission to the outflow.

The order also includes basic engineering as well as erection and start-up supervision. After this modernization, the mill has altogether six TwinRoll wash presses supplied by Metso Paper.

Rosenthal GmbH (ZPR) is a subsidiary company of Mercer International Inc. Rosenthal with its sister companies Zellstoff Stendal GmbH (ZSG) and Zellstoff Celgar Limited is one of the leading manufacturers of Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft (NBSK) pulp in the world. The production capacity of Rosenthal totals approximately 310,000 tons of kraft pulp per year, the total production of Mercer International being approximately 1.4 million tons per year. This year, the Rosenthal mill is celebrating its 125th anniversary.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2007 net sales of over EUR 6 billion. Its over 27,000 employees in some 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries.

For further information, please contact:

Bernhard Trunk Sales Manager, Mechanical and Chemical Pulping, Fiber business line, Metso Paper GmbH, Germany Tel. +49 6157 945549

Robert Mohr Product Manager Maintenance Services, Fiber business line, Metso Paper GmbH, Germany Tel: +49 172 980 3363