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Metso Paper to supply board machine in China

March 23, 2007 - Metso Paper said that it will supply a coated board line to Shandong International Paper & Sun Coated Paperboard Co., Ltd. in China.

According to Metso, the machine, which will have an annual capacity exceeding 400,000 tonnes, will come on stream in the second quarter of 2008 in Yanzhou, Shandong province.

The value of the order is nearly EUR 60 million, Metso said.

The new PM 22 board line is a single-supplier delivery by Metso Paper and will contain a complete 3-ply coated board machine with five coating stations, enabling the production of folding boxboard, art board and liquid packaging board grades. The new machine will have a wire width of 5,100 mm and a design speed of 900 m/min.

Quality and machine controls, basis weight and moisture profilers are supplied by Metso Automation. A portion of the delivery will be supplied by Metso Paper (China).

China-based Sun Paper Group is a paper and board producer with a combined production capacity of 1,500,000 tonnes per year. The Group consists of three companies: Shandong Sun Paper Co., Ltd., Shandong International Paper & Sun Coated Paperboard Co., Ltd. and International Paper & Sun Cartonboard Co., Ltd. Sun Paper Group employs more than 7,000 people at its Yanzhou mill.

SOURCE: Metso Paper




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