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Metso to supply advanced process and quality vision system to three Canfor Pulp mills in Canada

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Metso to supply advanced process and quality vision system to three Canfor Pulp mills in Canada

June 20, 2011 - 20:16

HELSINKI, June 21, 2011 (Press Release) -Metso will supply advanced process and quality vision system, Metso PQV, to three Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership's pulp mills (CPLP) in British Columbia, Canada. Metso PQV is using the most advanced high-resolution, high-speed digital imaging technology available on the market, and will target improvements to the mills' efficiency and quality control.

The new Metso PQV will replace an existing off-line dirt count analysis system. Through faster, more accurate and more efficient detection of defects in the produced pulp, the mills will improve quality control.

"Implementation of the Metso PQV across all four of our fibre lines confirms our commitment to constantly improve our quality to CPLP's global customers" stated Joe Nemeth, President and CEO of CPLP.

Metso PQV integrates web quality inspection and web break analysis capabilities. The delivery scope to Canfor Pulp LP includes a dirt count application for full web-length pulp quality analysis.

Metso PQV incorporates high intensity LED-illumination and transmission imaging to analyze the on-line dirt count of the pulp according to TAPPI's statistical dirt count index significantly improving the dirt count measurement accuracy.

The new systems were delivered in March 2011 and will be fully operational during this autumn. Total value of the delivery is EUR 1,3 million.

With an annual production capacity of 1.2 million tons of premium NBSK, Canfor Pulp LP is the third largest producer of northern softwood kraft pulp in the world.

CPLP is headquartered in Vancouver.

Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have about 28,500 employees in more than 50 countries.