Myllykoski Paper orders the pressure groundwood (PGW) plant expansion from Valmet

Published Mar 07, 2000 00.00.00 +2 GMT

Myllykoski Paper placed an order with Valmet Mechanical Pulping for an expansion of the existing PGW plant at Anjalankoski Mill, Finland.

The start up of the new plant is scheduled in March 2001. The total daily PGW capacity after the expansion will be 500 tpd of pressure groundwood pulp having 100 tpd increase in capacity. The mill uses all the pulp for production of SC, supercalendered magazine grades.

Valmet Mechanical Pulping Works, Valkeakoski, Finland will be the main supplier of key process equipment. The expansion of PGW plant includes two T 1810 P pressure grinders, two MuST503E multistage screens for main line screening and one RGP 256 refiner for reject refining. The existing PGW plant consists totally of 8 Valmet pressure grinders, the first of which was started up in early 1980's.

Net sales of the Myllykoski Paper is app. 2 billion FIM and its personnel number 1000. Last year, Myllykoski Paper mill produced a total of 500 000 tons of magazine papers . The mill is located on the south-east part of Finland.

Valmet Corporation is the world's leading supplier of technology, systems and equipment for the pulp, paper, converting and panelboard industries. In 1999, Valmet's pro forma net sales was 10.1 billion FIM and it had a personnel of 10,600.

For further information, please contact:

Valmet Mechanical Pulping Lines Hannu Salakari Sales Manager, News & Magazine Tampere, Finland Tel. + 358 2048 2170 Fax. + 358 2048 2 2850