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Metso to supply containerboard line for Zhejiang Jingxing Paper

Published by
Simon Matthis - 28 Jun 2013

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 disclosed.

“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/m2. 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.