Metso to Rebuild Board Machine in the UK for DS Smith

Aug. 11, 2011 - Metso said that it will supply a major board machine rebuild for DS Smith Paper's Kemsley mill in the United Kingdom.

The value of the order was not disclosed.

Metso's delivery includes rebuilding of the forming, press and dryer sections of the board machine (BM 3), and delivery of a new ValSizer film sizer and a new ValSoft softnip calender.

BM 3 produces high-quality testliners and some specialty board grades in the basis weight range of 120 to 220 g/m2.

After the rebuild, start-up is scheduled for the second quarter of 2012.

DS SmithPaper is an international supplier of recycled packaging and Europe’s leading office products wholesaler with a turnover of about EUR 2.4 billion per year and over 12,000 employees.

DS SmithPaper operates in a number of countries in Europe, and also in the USA, Australia and New Zealand.