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Metso to supply QCS replacement for UPM plant Papeteries de Docelles in France

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Metso to supply QCS replacement for UPM plant Papeteries de Docelles in France

November 16, 2010 - 21:29

HELSINKI, Nov. 17, 2010 (Press Release) -Metso has signed an agreement with UPM Kymmene for the replacement of the ageing Quality Control System in Papeteries de Docelles (France). Start-up of the project is planned at the end of August 2011. The value of the replacement project will not be disclosed.

This replacement project concerns the PM1 in Docelles. The scope of supply will include two PaperIQ Select scanners. The first one will be installed at the reel and will be equipped with IQLaserCaliper sensor for the caliper measurement. The second scanner will be installed in size press.

With this new quality control system, Papeteries de Docelles will be able to make multivariable MD and CD controls together with color control. The system will also feature DNAhistorian and DNApaperMap applications for the history data and profiles storage.

Thanks to the accurate and stable measurements together with advanced controls featured by the PaperIQ Select quality control system, this investment will help UPM Kymmene - Papeteries de Docelles to improve performances of key indicators such as end-product quality. Furthermore, Papeteries de Docelles will benefit from local Metso's expert service team to insure the continuous improvement of its production.

Papeteries de Docelles specializes in the production of printing and envelope papers and is situated in Docelles (Vosges, France) in the heart of Europe. Papeteries de Docelles is part of the UPM - Kymmene group, one of the world leaders of the forest industry with production units in 15 countries. In 2009, UPM's sales totalled € 7.7 billion. UPM has production plants in 15 countries and it employs approximately 23,000 people worldwide.