Metso Corporation's press release on May 31, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. local time
Metso will rebuild the white top kraftliner machine at the Piteå mill of SCA Packaging Munksund AB in Sweden. The rebuilt production line will be fully operational during 2013. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
The main target of the rebuild is to increase the share of the production of value-added white top kraftliner products. As a result of the rebuild, SCA Packaging Munksund will be able to increase its total annual white top kraftliner production from the current level of 110,000 tonnes to 165,000 tonnes and the total kraftliner production from today's 360,000 tonnes to 415,000 tonnes.
"The investment in the rebuild facilitates increased production of white top kraftliner, a strong specialty paper for the corrugated board industry which is experiencing a high growth rate. The investment is in line with the company's strategy, which is to increase production and sales of products and services with a higher degree of refinement that add value to our customers," said Jan Johansson, President and CEO of SCA, in a press release after the investment decision.
Metso's delivery will comprise a rebuild of the approach flow system, headbox, forming, press and dryer sections as well as of the board machine ventilation system.
The 7.01-m-wide (wire) PM 1 produces white top kraftliner in the basis weight range of 115-200 g/m2 and unbleached kraftliner in the range of 170-440 g/m2 at the design speed of 1,100 m/min.
The order is included in Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power first quarter 2012 orders received.
SCA is a global hygiene and paper company that develops and produces personal care products, tissue, packaging solutions, publication papers and solid-wood products. The company's sales in 2011 amounted to EUR 11.7 billion and it has approximately 44,000 employees.
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For further information, please contact:
Petri Paukkunen, Vice President, Paper Mills Sales and Marketing, Metso, tel. +358 40 744 8182
Jouko Ahtiainen, Senior Sales Manager, Paper Mills Sales and Marketing, Metso, tel. +358 40 752 7950