Metso to Supply Siam Kraft with New Containerboard Machine in Thailand

The new PM 16 will have the capacity to produce 300,000 tonnes per year of recycled fluting.

April 4, 2013 - Metso said that it will supply an OptiConcept M containerboard production line to the Ban Pong mill of Siam Kraft Industry Co., Ltd. in SCG Paper in Ratchaburi, Thailand.

The value of the order was not disclosed.

The new PM 16 will have the capacity to produce 300,000 tonnes per year of recycled fluting in the basis weight range of 90-150 g/m2.

Metso’s delivery will include a complete OptiConcept M boardmaking line from headbox to reel including an approach flow system, steam and condensate systems, surface size preparation and supply systems, a winder and machine clothing. The automation solution includes MD/CD and machine controls, profilers for the headbox and condition monitoring sensors for the critical machine sections.

In addition, Metso’s extended scope of supply will include complete mill engineering, and mechanical installation and supervision services related to commissioning, testing and start-up of the machine.

The 7.25-meter-wide (wire) PM 16 will have a design speed of 1,300 m/min and utilize a new sizing method to provide better strength properties, Metso said.

Start-up of the new machine is scheduled for 2014.

Siam Kraft Industry Co., Ltd. in SCG Paper produces and markets industrial and packaging paper in Thailand and internationally. It offers corrugating medium, linerboard, coreboard, industrial sack kraft, bag papers, plaster linerboard, duplex board as well as converted and finished products. The company was founded in 1984 and is based in Bangkok, Thailand. Siam Kraft Industry Co., Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of SCG Paper.

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