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Metso to Supply Containerboard Machine to Mill in Turkey
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Helsinki, Finland, 10 February 2012 -- Metso will supply Kipas Kagit Sanayi Isletmeleri A.S with a containerboard machine for their new mill site in Kahramanmaras in southeastern Turkey. The start-up of the new machine is scheduled for 2013. The value of the order is approximately EUR 80 million.

The delivery will comprise an 8.6-m-wide (wire) high-technology board machine and will include an approach flow system, air systems, machine pulpers, a broke collecting system, chemical systems, a steam and condensate system, a ropeless tail threading system, machine clothing, and mill engineering.

The new PM 1 will be equipped with a roll and blade gap former, as well as a high-capacity winder. The production speed will be 1500 m/min. PM 1 will produce fluting and testliner grades out of 100% recycled fiber. The annual production capacity will be approximately 400,000 metric tons.
In addition, Metso will provide an extensive automation package, which will include process, machine, and quality controls.

The main part of the order is included in Pulp, Paper, and Power’s first quarter 2012 orders received and the automation package in Automation’s first quarter 2012 orders received.

Family-owned Kipas Kagit Sanayi Isletmeleri A.S is a subsidiary of Kipas Holding A.S. of Kahramanmaras, Turkey. Through the reorganization of the group’s companies in 2005, Kipas Holding is formed of numerous subsidiary companies, with 27 mills and more than 6000 employees.

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.

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