Stora Enso Suzhou Paper's fine paper machine runs production record two weeks after start-up

Published Dec 19, 2005 12.00.00 +2 GMT

Stora Enso Suzhou Paper has run a production record only after two weeks of the start-up of its rebuilt PM 1 fine paper machine in Suzhou, China. "We had an excellent start-up on November 28, just according to our original plan. In addition to this, we ran a new daily production record on December 12, only two weeks after the official start-up. The previous record was exceeded by almost 8 %," explains Mr. Jukka Kantola, Managing Director of Suzhou Paper.

The rebuild supplied by Metso Paper and Metso Automation consisted of a RetroDilu dilution control to the existing SymFlo headbox, a forming section upgrade, a new shoe press, as well as air systems modifications and automation system upgrade to MetsoDNA. Stora Enso Suzhou PM 1 fine paper machine has a wire width of 4.3 meters and a design speed of 1 200 m/min.

The delivery features the first ValFormer, representing state-of-the-art hybrid former technology developed by Metso Paper. The new former utilizes VacuShoe vacuum shoe technology, allowing new possibilities to improve sheet quality and to increase the operating speed of the forming section with a cost-effective investment.

Stora Enso Suzhou Paper Co., Ltd. was founded in 1993 and started operations in 1996 as the first high quality coated paper manufacturer in China. The company is located in Suzhou New District, Jiangsu Province. After completion of the converting area, total mill capacity will amount to 240,000 tonnes annually, the products ranging from 105 g/m2 to 250 g/m2 with the registered trademark of “SPCO-delivering trust”.

More information: Kari Rytkönen, Project Manager, Metso Paper, Inc. Tel. + 358 20 482 5714,