Press release April 4, 2013 10:00:00 AM CET

Metso to supply containerboard line for Siam Kraft Industry in Thailand

Metso Corporation's press release on April 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. local time

The new OptiConcept M production line will provide high productivity at low operating cost

Metso will supply an OptiConcept M containerboard production line with an extended scope of supply implementation for the Ban Pong mill of Siam Kraft Industry Co., Ltd. in SCG Paper in Ratchaburi, Thailand. The start-up of the machine is scheduled for 2014. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

The novel OptiConcept M production line represents a new way to design, build and operate a paper machine. It is designed for high productivity at low operating cost. The innovative industrial design and engineering of the OptiConcept M production line facilitate assembly of the line. In its design, usability and safety are also at a new level.

The order is included in Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power first quarter 2013 orders received.  

Technical information

Metso's delivery will comprise a complete OptiConcept M boardmaking line from headbox to reel including an approach flow system, steam and condensate systems, surface size preparation and supply systems, a winder and machine clothing. The automation solution includes MD/CD and machine controls, profilers for the headbox and condition monitoring sensors for the critical machine sections.

In addition, Metso's extended scope of supply will include complete mill engineering, and mechanical installation and supervision services related to commissioning, testing and start-up of the machine.

The 7.25-m-wide (wire) PM 16 will utilize a new sizing method providing better strength properties. The production capacity of PM 16 is approximately 300,000 tonnes of recycled fluting in the basis weight range of 90-150 g/m2. The design speed is 1,300 m/min.

Siam Kraft Industry Co., Ltd. in SCG Paper produces and markets industrial and packaging paper in Thailand and internationally. It offers corrugating medium, linerboard, coreboard, industrial sack kraft, bag papers, plaster linerboard, duplex board as well as converted and finished products. The company was founded in 1984 and is based in Bangkok, Thailand. Siam Kraft Industry Co., Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of SCG Paper.

Metso's pulp, paper and power professionals specialize in processes, machinery, equipment, services, paper machine clothing and filter fabrics. Our offering and experience cover the entire process life cycle including new production lines, rebuilds and services.
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For further information, please contact:
Pekka Jernberg, Senior Sales Manager, Paper Mills Sales and Marketing, Paper business line, Metso, tel. +358 40 550 5397

Hannu T Pietilä, Area President, Asia Pacific, Pulp, Paper and Power, Metso, tel. +358 40 503 4085