Helsinki, Finland, 17 September 2008 -- Metso will supply a containerboard line to Amcor in Australia. The start-up of the production is scheduled for the second half of 2010. As agreed with the customer, the value of the order is not disclosed. The order will be included in Metso Paper´s orders received.
Metso's delivery will include a complete board-making line from stock preparation (old corrugated container [OCC] and mixed waste lines) to roll handling, including automation by Metso. A cooperation agreement covering process support services, such as remote monitoring, will be signed for the new line between Metso and Amcor.
The new machine, B9, will be the largest board making line in Australia. It will be equipped with two gap former units, a closed draw double-nip press section, and a film size press.
Amcor is a global packaging manufacturer offering a broad range of plastic, fiber, metal, and glass packaging products, along with packaging-related services. It has AUD 10.9 billion (EUR 6.3 billion) annual sales and 22,000 employees worldwide. Through 203 manufacturing sites, it operates in 33 countries.
Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2007 net sales of more than EUR 6 billion. It has more than 27,000 employees in approximately 50 countries who serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry, and selected other industries.