Metso to supply containerboard line to Saica in the UK

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Metso to supply containerboard line to Saica in the UK

March 18, 2010 - 01:21

HELSINKI, March 18, 2010 (Press Release) -Metso will supply a lightweight containerboard production line to Saica Containerboard UK Ltd. at Partington Wharfside, in Trafford, near Manchester in the United Kingdom. The start-up of the production line is scheduled for the first quarter of 2012. The total value of the order is approximately EUR 60 million.

Metso's delivery will include a complete OptiConcept paper machine, including an approach flow system, pulpers and air systems. Sheet strength and uniformity will be produced by an OptiFlo headbox and an OptiFormer gap former. The whole production will be handled by a WinDrum Pro high-capacity winder. A comprehensive Metso automation package will comprise process, machine and quality controls. A Metso process control system will also be supplied for the new combined heat and power station at the Partington mill.

The design speed of the 8.2-m-wide (wire) PM 11 is 1,700 m/min. The annual production capacity will be approx. 400,000 tonnes of testliner and fluting in the basis weight range of 75-125 g/m2, out of 100 % recycled furnish.

Saica Containerboard UK Ltd. is a subsidiary of SAICA. SAICA is a family owned Spanish company and a world leader in the production of lightweight corrugated containerboard from recovered paper. The company currently employs over 8,000 people in Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Ireland and the UK. SAICA has an annual turnover of EUR 2.2 billion.