Metso to rebuild relocated fine paper machine for recycled containerboard at Grupo Unipak in Mexico

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Metso to rebuild relocated fine paper machine for recycled containerboard at Grupo Unipak in Mexico

April 20, 2011 - 00:24

HELSINKI, April 20, 2011 (Press Release) -Metso will rebuild a relocated fine paper machine for the Mexican Grupo Unipak, S.A. de C.V. PT. at their new mill site Grupak Hidalgo in the municipality of Emiliano Zapata in Mexico. The start-up of the relocated and rebuilt machine is scheduled for the first quarter of 2013. The value of the order is approximately EUR 5 million. The relocated machine originally comes from the USA.

A 5.6-m-wide fine paper machine will be reconditioned and modified to manufacture recycled containerboard grades in the basis weight range of 70-195 g/m2. Metso's delivery will comprise a modernization of the forming section. Metso will also modify the dryer section, air systems, steam and condensate system as well as stock preparation system with a new dry end pulper.

Grupo Unipak, S.A. de C.V. PT. is a large Mexican company producing a variety of food packaging products. The company currently produces liner and fluting grades for its own integrated use on two machines located in Cuernavaca, Mexico.