Valmet delivers new innovative flotation technology to Keräyskuitu in Finland

Published Jun 28, 2000 00.00.00 +2 GMT

Valmet and Keräyskuitu Oy have signed a delivery contract covering a new flotation system for the Keräyskuitu deinking plant in Kotka, Finland. The start-up of the new system is scheduled for year-end 2000.

The new system is designed to use old newspapers (ONP) and magazines (OMG) as main raw materials for producing pulp for newsprint and magazine paper producers. The capacity of the line is 340 ADMT/D.

The heart of the new Keräyskuitu flotation system is the new innovative Valmet MuSTCell flotation cell. The new system includes two innovative primary MuSTCell 105 units with one secondary MuSTCell 30 unit.

Prior to the supplier selection, Keräyskuitu operated a pilot MuSTCell unit for several months with excellent results. In particular, the air dispersion operation principle represents a new solution differing from the other systems existing in the market. Additionally, the MuSTCell utlilizes the specific weight difference of the pulp in internal flows instead of pumping.

Valmet's delivery is a complete turn-key project, including all key flotation system equipment and process piping, instrumentation, electrification, mechanical engineering, training and start-up services.

The order represents a breakthrough for Valmet into the deinking market. With this new technology, Valmet`s range of recycled fiber and deinking technologies enables deliveries of complete lines.

Keräyskuitu Oy is owned by StoraEnso Oyj, Myllykoski Paper Oy and Metsä-Serla Oy.

Valmet Corporation is the world's leading supplier of technology, systems and equipment for the pulp, paper, converting and panelboard industries. In 1999, Valmet's net sales was EUR 1.7 billion and it had a personnel of 10,600.

Valmet is part of the Metso Corporation which is a global supplier of process industry machinery and systems. Metso's business areas are fiber and paper technology, automation and control technology and machinery. The net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 3.4 billion in 1999 and the personnel totaled approximately 23,000. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki Exchanges and the New York Stock Exchange.

For further information, please contact:

Esa Nordström, General Manager, Mechanical Pulping Lines, Tissue Stock Preparation, Tel. +358 20 482 9540, Mobile +358 40 558 1062

Jari Lipponen, General Sales Manager, Mechanical Pulping Lines, Tissue Stock Preparation, Tel. +358 20 482 9536, Mobile +358 40 558 1063