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Guangzhou Paper Breaks Ground for New Newsprint Machine

Aug. 1, 2006 - Guangzhou Paper Corp. on July 28 held an earth-breaking ceremony for the construction of its new 400,000 mtpy newsprint machine in Nansha, China, the company's future mill site.

The new #9 PM, to be built by Metso Paper, is designed to produce 45 gsm. and lighter grades of newsprint.

In June this year, Guangzhou Paper started up its #1 PM—a new 180,000 mtpy newsprint machine.

The company is also rebuilding its #8 PM in order to increase the machine's capacity to 120,000 mtpy by the fourth quarter of 2006.

According to Guangzhou Paper, #9 PM is slated to come on line in early 2008, which would make the company the third largest newsprint producer in China with a total capacity over 900,000 mtpy.

SOURCE: China Paper Online




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