Helsinki, Finland, 02 February 2012 -- Metso has won an order to supply an extensive automation package to French supplier Allimand for the new paper machine to be erected in the new Miquel y Costas’ plant in la Pobla de Claramunt, Spain. The new production line, which is the latest generation, will allow Miquel y Costas to expand its range of papers and develop new products.
Metso automation’s proven technology was selected by Allimand and Miquel y Costas as the best answer to the high technical and performances expectations of this new production line.
Metso’s delivery will comprise an automation system for machine, process, and drive controls, a web inspection and web break analysis system, and a quality control system, including MD and CD quality controls and moisturizer. Commissioning is scheduled for the last four months of 2012.
Allimand is a French paper machine manufacturer that designs and manufactures complete turnkey machines of 4-8 meters width and also supplies rebuilds to existing paper machines.
Miquel y Costas is a Spanish group, incorporated in 1929, consisting of 13 companies, all centered on the paper industry and covering everything from marketing to services. The group is today among the worldwide leaders for the production of specialty lightweight papers, with the main specialisation being hi-tech cigarette papers.