The two Metso-supplied containerboard machines of Nine Dragons Paper Industries, a subsidiary of Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Ltd., have successfully been started up in Taicang, Jiangsu Province, China. The testliner machine PM 29 came on stream on January 15, 2011 and the fluting machine PM 30 on January 31, 2011.
The PM 29 is a three-ply multi-Fourdrinier machine with a WinDrum winder and produces testliner in the basis weight range of 115-175 g/m2. The PM 30 is equipped with a ValFormer shoe blade hybrid former and a WinDrum winder, and produces fluting in the basis weight range of 70-90 g/m2. The wire width of both machines is 7.25 m.
Both machines started up at a record-breaking speed. The period from stock on wire to sheet on reel was only five hours at PM 29 and three hours at PM 30. This was made possible through careful installation and meticulous testing of the production lines.