Successful recycled fiber line start-up at Stora Enso's Heinola mill, Finland

Published Dec 16, 2002 13.48.00 +2 GMT

Metso Paper’s position in the recycled fiber technology field has been strengthened through recent orders and start-ups. In February this year Stora Enso selected Metso Paper to supply a complete clean clippings (CLC) fiber line with a capacity of 120 tpd to the Heinola Fluting Mill. The raw material for the new fluting line consists of kraftliner and SC fluting clippings from Stora Enso's converting plants in Heinola and Lahti. The turnkey delivery featured the first commercial installation of the new OptiSlush drum pulper technology. Cleaning equipment, OptiScreen screening, OptiThick gravity thickening and all key auxiliaries were also included in the delivery.

The new line was started up on December 9. The designed production capacity of 120 tpd and the desired pulp qualities were reached already during the first week of operations. The new fiber line raises the SC fluting output from 260,000 tpy to 280,000 tpy at the Heinola Mill. Additionally, the runnability properties of the SC fluting at the corrugator have improved due to the increased long fiber content in the stock.

Metso Corporation is a global supplier of process industry machinery and systems. The Corporation's fiber and paper technology business area, Metso Paper, is the world's leading supplier of technology, systems and equipment for the pulp, paper, converting and panelboard industries. Metso's other core businesses are divided between Metso Minerals (rock and mineral processing) and Metso Automation (automation and control technology). In 2000, the net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 3.9 billion, and the personnel totaled approximately 22,000. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.

Jouko Kolehmainen Vice President & General Manager Recycled Fiber Technology tel. + 358 40 838 8938

Pekka Moisio Vice President, Sales Recycled Fiber Technology tel. +358 40 511 8743