Metso to Supply Containerboard Machine to Turkish Company

Feb. 11, 2012 - Metso said that it will supply Kipas Kagit Sanayi Isletmeleri A.S with a containerboard machine for the company's new mill site in Kahramanmaras in southeastern Turkey.

The value of the order is about EUR 80 million, which includes a complete high-technology board machine.

"The new machine will utilize gap forming technology which enables a higher production speed and production efficiency ratio for board machines," said Metso Area President Hannu T. Pietila.

The delivery consists of a 8.6-m-wide (wire) high-technology board machine including an approach flow system, air systems, machine pulpers, a broke collecting system, chemical systems, a steam and condensate system, a ropeless tail threading system, machine clothing as well as mill engineering.

Metso will also provide an extensive automation package.

The new PM 1 will be equipped with an OptiFormer roll and blade gap former as well as a WinDrum Pro high-capacity belt-bed winder, Metso said. Production speed will be 1,500 m/min, and PM 1 will produce fluting and testliner grades out of 100% recycled fiber.

Annual production capacity of the new machine will be approximately 400,000 tonnes.

Start-up is scheduled for 2013.

Family-owned company Kipas Kagit Sanayi Isletmeleri A.S is a subsidiary of Kipas Holding A.S. of Kahramanmaras, Turkey. Through the reorganization of the groupís companies in 2005 Kipas Holding is formed of numerous subsidiary companies with 27 mills and over 6,000 employees.