Metso will supply a cooking plant and a fiber line upgrade to the Khon Kaen mill of Phoenix Pulp & Paper Co. in Thailand. Start-up of the equipment is scheduled for July 2012. The value of the order is approximately EUR 10 million.
Metso's delivery will include a two-vessel Compact Cooking G2 digester for producing 200,000 tons of eucalyptus pulp per year. The delivery will also include a TwinRoll wash press for the fiber line upgrade. The new cooking system will enable the Khon Kaen mill to increase the production capacity and utilize the raw material more efficiently. It will also reduce the mill's environmental impact.
Phoenix Pulp & Paper Public Company Limited is a pioneer in pulp products. Founded in 1975, the company is a subsidiary of SCG Paper, one of the leading integrated producers of pulp and paper products in Thailand. Phoenix Pulp & Paper sells its products to customers in Thailand and abroad.