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Metso to Retrofit Pulp Line at Alabama Pine Pulp Mill

Jan. 21, 2010 - Metso said that it has been hired by Alabama Pine Pulp to rebuild the company's market pulp machine in Claiborne, Alabama (USA) as the mill converts to roll fluff pulp production.

The price of the rebuild project was not disclosed.

The project will include both a wet end rebuild as well as the new finishing equipment needed for roll fluff pulp production. In addition, Metso will supply the mill with a new headbox, steambox, calender, and winder.

The rebuild will be completed in stages beginning in the spring of 2010 with completion expected early 2011, Metso said.

Alabama Pine Pulp is part of the Alabama River Group, a subsidiary of Parsons & Whittemore Inc., and known worldwide as a leading producer of quality softwood and hardwood market pulps. The Claiborne Mill Complex, located at Claiborne, Alabama, employs 550 people.

The mill will begin roll fluff production in the second quarter of 2011.

SOURCE: Metso




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