Metso to Rebuild Paper Machine for Grupo Unipak in Mexico

April 21, 2011 - Metso said that it will rebuild a relocated fine paper machine for the Mexican Grupo Unipak, S.A. de C.V. PT. at the company's new mill site Grupak Hidalgo in the municipality of Emiliano Zapata in Mexico.

The value of the deal is about EUR 5 million, Metso said.

The machine originally comes from the U.S., Metso added.

The machine is a 5.6-m-wide fine paper machine, which will be reconditioned and modified to produce recycled containerboard grades in the basis weight range of 70-195 g/m2.

The scope of Metso’s rebuild includes a modernization of the forming section, modification of the dryer section, air systems, steam and condensate system, as well as stock preparation system with a new dry end pulper.

Start-up of the machine is scheduled for the first quarter of 2013.

Grupo Unipak, S.A. de C.V. PT. is a large Mexican company producing a variety of food packaging products. The company currently produces liner and fluting grades for its own integrated use on two machines located in Cuernavaca, Mexico.