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Metso Paper to Deliver Board Machines to China

Jan. 7, 2008 - Metso Paper said that Nine Dragons Paper has placed orders for two board machines—a light-weight fluting machine and a linerboard machine.

The value of the order was not disclosed, however the typical value of these types of board machines is around EUR 50 million per machine depending on the scope of delivery, Metso said.

The 7.25-meter-wide fluting machine will have a design speed of 1,400 m/min. The complete 3-ply linerboard machine will have a wire width of 7.25 meters and a design speed of 1,150 m/min. It will produce kraft top liner and testliner grades.

Startup of the lines is scheduled for early 2009.

Nine Dragons Paper is China's largest producer of containerboard. The combined annual production capacity of its two mills, Dongguan and Taicang, is 5.35 million tonnes.

SOURCE: Metso Paper




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