Metso to Deliver LWC Paper Machine to China

June 6, 2007 - Metso Paper said that it will supply a lightweight coated (LWC) papermaking line to Henan Puyang Longfeng Paper Co., Ltd. in Puyang city, China's Henan province.

The value of the order is over EUR 100 million, Metso said.

Metso's delivery will include a complete paper machine from headbox to reel with related stock preparation and air systems as well as wet end chemicals and coating color preparation systems. The paper machine is an all-on-machine line including coating and multinip calendering.

Metso Automation will supply an extensive automation package, which includes machine and quality controls with runnability and condition monitoring systems.

The paper machine, which will have a wire width of 7.9 m and a design speed of 1,800 m/min, will produce close to 1,000 tons of printing and writing paper grades daily.

The start-up of production is scheduled for the first quarter of 2009.

Puyang Longfeng Paper Co., Ltd. is owned by Henan Provincial Investment Corporation, Puyang Municipal Investment Corporation and three other shareholders. The Puyang integrated plantation forest and paper mill is a benchmark project in Henan province. It was approved by State Development and Reform Commission in August 2006. The general plan is to produce annually 300,000 tons of poplar based chemi-mechanical pulp and 500,000 tons of high quality printing paper. The raw material comes from 65,000 hectar (1 million mu) plantation in Henan province.

SOURCE: Metso Paper

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