Press release February 10, 2012 12:00:00 PM CET

Metso to supply containerboard machine for Kipas Kagit in Turkey

Metso Corporation's press release on February 10, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. local time

Metso will supply Kipas Kagit Sanayi Isletmeleri A.S with a containerboard machine for their new mill site in Kahramanmaras in southeastern Turkey. The start-up of the new machine is scheduled for 2013. The value of the order is approximately EUR 80 million.

Metso's delivery will comprise 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," says Area President Hannu T Pietilä from Metso. In addition, Metso's extensive automation package will comprise process, machine and quality controls.

The main part of the order is included in Pulp, Paper and Power's first quarter 2012 orders received and the automation package in Automation's first quarter 2012 orders received.

Technical information

The delivery will comprise an 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.

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.  The production speed will be 1,500 m/min. PM 1 will produce fluting and testliner grades out of 100% recycled fiber. The annual production capacity will be approximately 400,000 tonnes.

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 group's companies in 2005 Kipas Holding is formed of numerous subsidiary companies with 27 mills and over 6,000 employees.

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 29,000 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com

For further information, please contact:
Hannu T Pietilä, Area President, Asia Pacific, Pulp, Paper and Power, Metso
Tel. +358 40 503 4085