Our focus is on supplying right-scale, high-efficiency board machines, paying particular attention to the critical process areas. Since flexibility has been built into the machinery, production can be focused on those products where demand and prices are the highest.
Defining the right size of a production capacity investment is the key to ensuring the highest possible return on the investment. Metso board machine concepts are
- well-tested and proven by numerous references
- efficient and productive
- designed to meet tight environmental regulations
The overall consumption of board grades has been growing, and new products are emerging while the basis weight is decreasing. Making good quality board from recycled fiber with less water and high efficiency is a challenge.
Local production line concepts are designed for small geographical markets where the board machine design criteria are
- cost-effective components
- ease of operation
- low maintenance
- fast start-up
An existing machine that is not competitive as a global line can, with the right technology, be successfully converted to serve the local market. Global board lines are designed for high production and feature wide machines. There are many successful Metso references for both of these types.
Choosing the right board machine technology is a great way for the board producer to create a competitive edge for his product. Metso’s product selection includes a full range of machine designs, widths and speeds for all board grades.
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Containerboard production is very cost-driven, with market-based logistical costs making up a substantial portion of the cost structure.
Metso provides machine technology for a variety of fibers to facilitate production of the desired cartonboard properties – no matter whether the product is WLC (white lined chipboard), FBB (folding boxboard) or LPB (liquid packaging board).