Metso Corporation : Metso to supply containerboard line for Zhejiang Jingxing
Paper in China
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
"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/m^2. 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
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