Press release April 26, 2013 08:00:00 AM CET

Metso to supply containerboard line for Lee & Man in China

Metso Corporation's press release on April 26, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. local time

The new OptiConcept M containerboard line combines high productivity and low operating cost

Metso will supply Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Ltd. with an OptiConcept M containerboard production line for their Chongqing site in Sichuan Province in China. The new production line is targeted to produce a high-quality end product with excellent strength properties. The start-up of the production line is scheduled for 2014. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Metso's novel OptiConcept M production line stands for economy of total investment, personnel safety and machine usability as well as reduction of environmental load. "This production line optimizes the machine investment in line with the mill's capacity needs and ensures optimized productivity at minimal operational cost," summarizes  Sami Anttilainen, R&D Director, Paper business line, Metso.

The design of the machinery allows, for instance, for easy and safe changing of rolls and wear parts, thus reducing the total duration and cost of service and maintenance shutdowns. An exceptionally spacious walkway design improves accessibility and safety, also on the drive side of the machine.

The main part of the order is included in Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power second quarter 2013 orders received. The automation package is included in Automation's second quarter 2013 orders received.

Technical information

Metso's delivery will comprise a complete OptiConcept M boardmaking line from headbox to reel with related air systems. A comprehensive automation package comprises a mill-wide Metso DNA automation solution with machine and process controls, a Metso IQ quality control system and a Metso IQ Dilution Profiler.

The 7.25-m-wide (wire) PM 20 will produce testliner grades out of recycled raw material in the basis weight range of 70-160 g/m2. The production capacity of PM 20 will be  approximately 1,160 tonnes per day and the design speed  1,100 m/min.

Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Ltd. manufactures various linerboard and corrugating medium grades for different industrial packaging purposes and operates also in pulp making, plantation and recovered paper collection. The company was founded in 1994. At present, the company has five plants in China.

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For further information, please contact:
Fan Ze, Area Vice President, Sales, China, Pulp, Paper and Power, Metso, tel. +86 10 6566 6600-3108, +86 139 0133 6277

Harri A Heikkilä, Senior Sales Manager, Paper Mills Sales and Marketing, Paper business line, Metso, tel. +358 40 511 7093