Helsinki, Finland 15 August 2011 -- Metso will supply two containerboard machines to Anhui Shanying Paper Industry Company in Ma’anshan, Anhui Province, China. The first machine, PM 6, is scheduled to start up in the second quarter of 2013 and the second, PM 5, in the third quarter of 2013. The value of the order will not be disclosed. A typical value of two containerboard lines varies from EUR 100 to 150 million, depending on the scope of delivery and the production capacity.
Metso’s delivery will include two complete 8.60 m wide (wire) containerboard machines from headbox to winder. The deliveries also will include machine clothing, automation systems, and a wide range of process systems. The extensive, overall delivery package will be highly energy-efficient. The main part of the order is included in Paper and Fiber Technology’s third quarter 2011 orders received and the automation and process systems package in Energy and Environmental Technology’s third quarter 2011 orders received.
The new PM 6 will be equipped with two winders. It uses gap technology, which enables a new, higher production speed category for board. The production speed will be 1500 m/min. PM 6 will produce fluting and testliner grades in the basis weight range of 50–110 g/m2. The daily production capacity will be approximately 1540 metric tons.
The new PM 5 will be equipped with three headboxes. The production speed will be 1100 m/min. The line will produce kraftliner and testliner grades in the basis weight range of 90–175 g/m2. The daily production capacity will be approximately 1380 metric tons.
Anhui Shanying Paper Industry Co. Ltd. was established in 1957 and is the biggest paper and board producer in Anhui Province, with an annual capacity of 900,000 metric tons of kraftliner.
Metso (www.metso.com) is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling, and the pulp and paper industries. The company has about 29,000 employees in more than 50 countries.