Nippon Paper Ishinomaki PM N6 started up in Japan

Published Nov 12, 2007 12.00.00 +2 GMT

A new papermaking line, PM N6, has been successfully started up at Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd in Ishinomaki, northeastern part of Honshu, Japan, on the 1st of November. Metso Paper's delivery for PM N6 extensively covers OptiConcept technology for papermaking, paper finishing and automation.


The new PM N6 produces superior-quality light-weight coated grades. The line has a design speed of 1,800 m/min, a wire width of 9.45 m and a daily capacity exceeding 1,000 tonnes.

"We selected Metso Paper as the main supplier for our new paper machine investment because we found that they have delivered good headbox technology to our company earlier. The start-up has been successful because of the very good communication with Metso Paper project people and our own people", states Mr. Hirakawa, Mill Manager.

"This project has been technically fascinating and culturally attractive. We have been able to keep the tight project schedule by Nippon Paper. Co-operation between us and the customer has been fruitful and successful. This has required mutual flexibility by both Metso and Nippon Paper project teams", says Metso Paper's Project Manager Juha Järvelä.

Nippon Paper Industries, a major part of Nippon Paper Group, is Japan's leading paper producer. The Ishinomaki mill currently runs 10 paper machines including N6 machine.

The entire Nippon Paper Group produces approx. 7.5 million tonnes per year of paper and board with a total of approx. 90 paper machines at 24 mills in Japan and several mills abroad (U.S.A, China and Finland). The Group dominates the domestic Japanese paper market with a 24 per cent market share.

For more information, please contact: Mr. Juha Järvelä, Project Manager, Paper and Board Business Line, Metso Paper, Tel. +358 40 582 50 74,