PM8 at UPM's Tervasaari Mill Back Online
Feb. 23, 2006 - UPM said that PM8 in the company's Tervasaari paper mill is back up and running after a three-week modernization project. The Tervasaari mill is located in Valkeakoski, Finland, which is 140 km north of Helsinki.
According to UPM, the rebuild included areas in the press section, drying section and both supercalenders of the paper machine. In addition, the machine's automation system and electrical drives were also upgraded. PM8 produces release base paper.
UPM said the rebuild will increase the the machine's production capacity from 130,000 to 175,000 tonnes annually, and improve the quality of the paper.
The modernization project was a EUR 60 million investment.
The Tervasaari mill has four paper machines, two of which produce release base paper (PM 8 and PM 5). The combined annual capacity of these two paper machines is 250,000 tonnes. In addition, PM 7 produces envelope and technical papers and PM 6 sack and technical papers. About 90 per cent of the production is exported.