Press release April 28, 2010 09:00:00 AM CET

Metso to supply containerboard making technology to Amcor in Australia

Metso Corporation's press release on April 28, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. local time

 

Metso has received an add-on order for containerboard making technology from Amcor Packaging (Australia) Pty Ltd as part of its new machine project for a containerboard line at its Botany Mill in Sydney, Australia. The main order for a containerboard line scheduled to start up during the second half of 2011 was received from Amcor in 2008 and published on September 17, 2008. The value of the add-on order will not be disclosed. The most part of the order is included in Paper and Fiber Technology´s Q1 orders received and the automation package in Energy and Environmental Technology's Q1 orders received.

 

Metso's delivery for the Botany Mill testliner machine will now extend to include all main process equipment and control systems for the Mill. The add-on order contains, among others, control valves and instrumentation as well as complete mill engineering and electrification with Metso drive controls. This extended scope of supply and project implementation method will benefit Amcor significantly. The machine will deliver Amcor and its customers high-quality testliner, the ability to produce liner at lighter weights to allow innovation and deliver significant environmental benefits with lower usage of energy and water.

 

Amcor Packaging (Australia) Pty Ltd is part of Amcor Limited. Amcor Limited is a global packaging manufacturer offering a broad range of plastic, fibre, metal and glass packaging products, along with packaging-related services. It has an annual sales of about EUR 9.5 billion (in excess of AUD 14 billion) and 35,000 employees worldwide. Through more than 300 manufacturing sites it operates in 43 countries.

 

Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have about 27,000 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com

 

Further information for the press, please contact:

Hannu T. Pietilä, Vice President, Sales, Paper business line, Metso, tel. +358 40 503 4085