New world speed record in pigment coating of paper

Published Apr 4, 2006 14.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso Paper has set a new world speed record in pigment coating of paper. The new record of 3150 m/min was achieved on a two-sided OptiSpray coating station at Metso Paper's pilot coater at its Surface Treatment Technology Center in Järvenpää, Finland.

The record run was made with two different coat weights, with the web being coated simultaneously on both sides with coat weights of 2 x 7 g/m2 and 2 x 8 g/m2. The coating color solids content was 65%. Coating color and the 41 g/m2 base paper were specially designed for spray coating by Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd .

Metso Paper's Surface Treatment Technology Center is equipped with a modern versatile pilot coater, capable of performing trial runs with virtually any coating method. These methods include sizing, film coating, blade coating with roll and jet application, spray and curtain coating. The Surface Treatment Technology Center also has two pilot calenders, each incorporating the very latest technology. Comprehensive trial runs have been carried out in the paper finishing area for over 20 years.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with net sales in 2005 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: Jukka P. Koskinen Vice President, Coaters and Reels, Metso Paper, Inc. Tel. +358 20 482 7031,

Kari Sorsa Sales Manager, Metso Paper, Inc. Tel. +358 40 580 3011,