Valmet's second OptiConcept M boardmaking line successfully started up at Lee & Man in China

Valmet Corporation's trade press release on December 12, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. EET

On June 18, 2014, Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Ltd. started up their new Valmet-supplied containerboard production line, paper machine 20 (PM 20), at their Chongqing site in Sichuan Province in China. The new production line produces high-quality board grades from recycled raw material with excellent strength properties. PM 20 is the world's second start-up of Valmet's OptiConcept M -type production line. The line combines high productivity with low operating costs.

Valmet OptiConcept M production line at Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing's Chongqing site

Valmet's OptiConcept M production line delivery

Valmet's delivery included a complete OptiConcept M boardmaking line from headbox to reel with related air systems.

The new 6.65 meters wide (reel) PM 20 production line has a daily production capacity of approximately 1,160 tonnes of recycled testliner grades in the basis weight range of 50 to 160 g/m2. The design speed is 1,100 m/min.

OptiConcept M production line stands for economy of total investment, occupational safety and machine usability as well as reduction of environmental load. The production line optimizes the machine investment in line with the mill's capacity needs and ensures optimized productivity at minimal operational cost.

About Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Ltd.

Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Ltd. manufactures various linerboard and corrugating medium grades for different industrial packaging purposes and operates also in pulp making, plantation and recovered paper collection. The company was founded in 1994. At present, the company has five plants in China.

Corporate Communications

Further information, please contact:
Jussi Kairus, Senior Project Manager, Paper Mills, Valmet, tel. +358 40 551 9253 - OptiConcept M

Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our 11,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day.

Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. Our strong technology offering includes entire pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production.

The company has over 200 years of industrial history and was reborn through the demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Group in December 2013. Valmet's net sales in 2013 were approximately EUR 2.6 billion. Valmet's objective is to become the global champion in serving its customers.

Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

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