Metso to Supply Containerboard Machine to Saica in the UK
March 18, 2010 - Metso said that it will supply a lightweight containerboard production line to Saica Containerboard UK Ltd. at Partington Wharfside, in Trafford, near Manchester in the United Kingdom.
The total value of the order is approximately EUR 60 million, Metso said.
Metso’s delivery will include a complete OptiConcept paper machine, including an approach flow system, pulpers and air systems. In addition, a comprehensive automation package will include process, machine and quality controls.
Metso will also supply a process control system for the new combined heat and power station at the Partington mill.
The new 8.2-m-wide (wire) PM 11 will have a design speed of 1,700 m/min and an annual production capacity of about 400,000 tonnes of testliner and fluting in the basis weight range of 75-125 g/m2, out of 100% recycled furnish.
Start-up of the new production line is scheduled for the first quarter of 2012.
Saica Containerboard UK Ltd. is a subsidiary of SAICA. SAICA is a family-owned Spanish company and a producer of lightweight corrugated containerboard from recovered paper. The company currently employs over 8,000 people in Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Ireland and the UK.