Rottneros to install new chip conditioning technology

Published July 1, 2003 10.00.00 +2 GMT

Rottneros Rockhammar AB, Rottneros Mill, Sweden, has placed an order with Metso Paper to install the latest chip conditioning technology. The delivery will include a plug-screw feeder and a chemical impregnator. The plug-screw feeder is equipped with additional dewatering capacity to improve extractive removal and liquid uptake. The new technology convinced Rottneros to install a one-stage system to replace the company’s former two-stage system, which had availability problems. Installation and start up will take place in September 2003.

The Rottneros Mill is a market pulp mill producing a complete range of mechanical pulps, both groundwood and CTMP (chemi-thermomechanical pulp). Production capacity includes 75,000 tons of groundwood pulp and 75,000 tons of CTMP per year. The chip conditioning order follows the November 2001 start-up of a new environmentally compatible CTMP main refiner line and a rebuilt screen room, both of which were supplied by Metso Paper.

Metso Corporation is a global supplier of process industry machinery and systems, as well as know-how and aftermarket services. The Corporation's core businesses are fiber and paper technology (Metso Paper), rock and mineral processing (Metso Minerals) and automation and control technology (Metso Automation). In 2002, the net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 4.7 billion and the personnel totalled approximately 28,500. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.

More information: Ulf Hellberg, Vice President, Mechanical Pulping, tel. +46 60 16 50 00 Lars Eriksson, Manager, Sales Support, Mechanical Pulping, tel. +46 60 16 54 45