UPM's Nordland Papier PM 3 starts up after Metso Paper -supplied rebuild

Published Sept 28, 2006 13.00.00 +2 GMT

UPM's Nordland Papier mill in Dörpen, Germany has successfully started up their PM 3 after an extensive rebuild by Metso Paper. The uncoated wood-free machine came back on stream smoothly, with all the rebuilt parts performing as expected. The purpose of the rebuild was to improve product quality.

The extensive rebuild was a Metso Extended Scope of Supply, including mill engineering and stock preparation, vacuum system and short circulation, which were modified to suit higher speeds. The wet end rebuild comprised a new OptiFlo II headbox, an OptiFormer forming section and the press section was rebuilt into an OptiPress.

The SymSizer surface sizing unit was moved into a new position and supplied with a new circulation system. The on-machine calender is an OptiSoft SlimLine and the reel an OptiReel. A new WinDrum Pro winder was installed as well. Also the paper machine ventilation system was extensively modernised.

UPM's Nordland Papier mill has an annual production capacity of more than 1.4 million tonnes of wood-free coated and uncoated grades.

UPM is one of the world’s leading forest products groups. The Group's sales in 2005 were EUR 9.3 billion, and it has over 31,000 employees. UPM's main products include printing papers, converting materials and wood products. The company has production plants in 15 countries and its main market areas are Europe and North America. UPM's shares are listed on the Helsinki and New York stock exchanges. Further information is available on the company's web site at www.upm-kymmene.com.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2005 net sales of approximately EUR 4.2 billion. Its 22 000 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. www.metso.com

For further information, please contact: Roland Banecki Paper Technology Manager Metso Paper, Inc. Tel. +49 171 276 4125 E-mail: roland.banecki@metso.com