Successful start-up of Metso-supplied rebuild at Mondi Swiecie PM 1 in Poland

Published June 25, 2007 11.00.00 +2 GMT

The rebuild of the PM 1 of Mondi Packaging Swiecie S.A. in Poland came on stream successfully on June 4, 2007. As a result of the rebuild, the sack paper machine was converted for kraftliner and sack paper production. The rebuilt PM 1 has a capacity of 180,000 tpy, and it produces light weight kraftliner, extra top liner grades and sack paper grades.

Metso modernized the PM 1 wet end with a new dilution-controlled OptiFlo II headbox and an OptiFormer upgrade of the forming section. The rebuild enables Mondi Packaging to supply extra tonnage in the fast-growing segment of lightweight kraftliners.

"Thanks to all people involved, the start-up was very smooth and 3 days ahead of schedule, and it produced saleable paper right from the first reel," says Mondi’s project manager Maciej Janeczek. 

Mondi Packaging is a global integrated paper and plastic packaging company and it is active in the corrugated, bag and flexibles businesses. With 87 production facilities in 31 countries and 15,000 employees, the company achieved a revenue of $ 4,132 million in 2006. The Swiecie mill, located 140 km south of Gdansk, has five machines with a total production capacity of approximately 830,000 tpy.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2006 net sales of approximately EUR 5 billion. Its 25,500 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.

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Juha Hentunen, Project Manager Paper and board business line Tel. +358 400 545 5637 Email: