Metso to Deliver Containerboard Machine to China
March 4, 2010 - Metso said that it will supply a containerboard production line to the Chinese Zhejiang Ji'An Paper Packet Co., Ltd. for the company's mill in Haiyan county, Jiaxing city, Zhejiang province in China.
Metso did not disclose the value of the order, but said "these types of production lines ranges from EUR 80 to 100 million depending on the scope of delivery."
The order wil include a complete containerboard machine from the 3-ply multi-Fourdrinier forming section equipped with a ValFormer top forming unit to the reel.
According to Metso, the new 7.25-meter-wide (wire) PM 3 will be the fastest coated board machine in the world at the design speed of 1,200 m/min. Daily production capacity will be approximately 1,900 tons of coated white top testliner, in the basis weight range of 130-280 g/m2, using a combination of furnish mixes such as bleached kraft pulp, deinked pulp, mixed waste and OCC (old corrugated containers).
The start-up of PM 3 is slated for the second quarter of 2011.
Zhejiang Ji'An Paper Packet Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of Shanghai Taison Pulp & Paper Group. Zhejiang Ji'An currently produces containerboard on two Metso-supplied machines, the PM 1 started up in 2008 and the PM 2 started up in 2006.
The company’s annual production capacity is around 750,000 tons.