Metso to Rebuild Domtar PM at Plymouth Mill for Fluff Pulp Production
Feb. 2, 2010 - Metso said that it has been contracted by Domtar to rebuild a fine paper machine at the company's Plymouth, North Carolina (USA), mill for fluff pulp production.
The value of the order was not disclosed, but Metso said this type of rebuild ranges from $20 - 35 million (EUR 15 - 25 million) depending on the scope of the delivery.
In October 2009, Domtar announced that it would invest $73.5 million to convert the Plymouth mill to 100% fluff pulp production.
Metso’s delivery will include a new wet end and a rebuild of the finishing equipment needed for fluff pulp production. The scope of supply includes a new wire section, a headbox equipped with a profiling system, a steambox, a new press section, and dryer modifications including a new hood as well as reel and winder rebuilds.
The rebuild project is slated for completion in the fourth quarter of 2010.
See related story:
- Domtar to Convert Plymouth Mill to 100% Fluff Pulp (10/20/2009)