Metso to Supply Off-machine Coater Main Parts for Ilim's Koryazhma Branch Mill

July 6, 2011 - Metso said that it will supply the main components for the coated woodfree paper line’s off-machine coater at the Koryazhma Branch mill of Ilim Group in Koryazhma, Russia.

The value of the order is approximately EUR 20 million, Metso said.

Metso’s off-machine coater will be 4-stage, 2-sides, and the delivery will include a ValSizer coating station, an OptiSoft Gloss calender, two energy efficient high-drying-capacity PowerDry Plus gas dryers and a WinDrum winder.

The Metso DNA automation system will include quality controls, process controls and machine condition monitoring, as well as electric drive and machine controls for the coater and the winder.

Metso’s supply will also include a coating color kitchen with ultrafiltration and a StreamLine C roll handling and wrapping machine, serving both PM 7 and the coater.

PM 7 will produce uncoated and coated woodfree paper in the basis weight range of 60 to 170 g/m2.

Start-up of the PM 7 off-machine coater is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2013.

Ilim Group is a leading Russian pulp and paper producer, headquartered in St. Petersburg, Russia. The strategic partner of Ilim Group is International Paper. The total annual pulp and paper production volume of Ilim Group is more than 2.3 million tonnes. Ilim Group employs over 20,000 people.