Metso Corporation's press release on June 27, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. local time
Yet another cost-efficient OptiConcept M line to be delivered to Asia
Metso will supply Zhejiang Jingxing Paper Joint Stock Co., Ltd. with an OptiConcept M containerboard production line for their Pinghu site in Zhejiang Province in China. The new production line is targeted to produce high-quality containerboard grades out of 100 percent recycled raw materials. The start-up of the machine is scheduled for 2014. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
"The line ordered by Zhejiang Jingxing Paper will be the fourth OptiConcept M-type production line to be supplied to Asia. The first line delivered was started up in China in December 2012. This latest project introduces the newest member in the OptiConcept M family, widening Metso's offering to serve the narrower trim width of 5,650 mm. This represents Metso's strategic move to enter this narrow segment, especially in China and Asia-Pacific," says Petri Paukkunen, Vice President, Paper Mills Sales and Marketing, Metso.
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. The production line optimizes the machine investment in line with the mill's capacity needs and ensures optimized productivity at minimal operational cost.
According to Sami Anttilainen, R&D Director, Paper business line, Metso, the development project of this new trim width range has been very dynamic. "The confidence shared by the entire development team in the new concept created a strong basis for uniform engineering resulting in a well-functioning fit-for-purpose concept," Anttilainen summarizes.
The main part of the order is included in Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power second quarter 2013 orders received, and the automation package in Automation's second quarter 2013 orders received.
Metso's delivery will comprise a complete OptiConcept M boardmaking line from headbox to reel with related air systems and chemical systems. The automation package will include dilution headbox controls.
The new 5.65-m-wide (trim) machine, PM 16, will produce fluting grades out of recycled raw materials in the basis weight range of 70-120 g/m2. The production capacity of the machine will be approximately 880 tonnes per day and the design speed 1,100 m/min.
Zhejiang Jingxing Paper Joint Stock Co., Ltd. manufactures kraft liner board, white top linerboard, high strength corrugated base paper, other special paper, corrugated cardboard as well as tissue paper. The company was founded in 1984 and is based in Pinghu, China.
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.
As of January 2014, Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power business will serve its customers with an even more focused and competitive approach as an independent, listed company, Valmet Corporation*.
*Pending Metso EGM approval.
Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries contribute to sustainability and deliver profitability to customers worldwide. Metso's shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.
For further information, please contact:
Petri Paukkunen, Vice President, Paper Mills Sales and Marketing, Paper business line, Metso, tel. +358 40 744 8182
Hannu Savonen, Sales Manager, Paper Mills Sales and Marketing, Paper business line, Metso, tel. +358 40 824 8476
Yang Deyu, Sales Manager, China, Pulp, Paper and Power, Metso, tel. +86 138 0106 6807