HELSINKI, Aug. 29, 2011 (Press Release) -Metso has received several orders for advanced automation technology from Chinese papermakers. The strong confidence in Metso's technology is proven, for example, by the fact that Metso has a 100% market share in kappa measurements in China. The latest orders have been placed by the greenfield mill of Nanning Jindaxing Pulp Co., Ltd. and Shandong Tralin Paper Co., Ltd., one of China's frontrunners in the use of recycled raw material.
Nanning Jindaxing Pulp Co., Ltd. has ordered a Metso DNA automation system for its fiber line, and a Metso MAP wet end analyzer and a Metso RM3 retention analyzer for its fine paper machine.
Additionally, Metso has signed an agreement with Nanning Design Institute of Light Industry for the delivery of analyzers and measurements, such as Metso Kappa Q, bleaching sensors, consistency transmitters and Kemotron sensors, to Nanning Jindaxing Pulp Co., Ltd.
After the start-up, the greenfield mill will be the biggest pulp and paper producer in the Guangxi area with a capacity of 120,000 tpy of newsprint, 200,000 tpy of fine paper and 170,000 tpy of pulp.
Another Metso DNA automation system will be supplied to Shandong Tralin Paper Co., Ltd. in Gaotang City, Shandong Province. The company is one of the main manufacturers of straw pulp, fine paper, LWC, coated board and unbleached tissue in China. The investment in a new process control system is part of the mill's modernization and environmental protection project.
"We have long experience and extensive application know-how both in pulp and paper processes, in addition to a wide installed base. China has been and continues to be a significant market area for Metso's automation technology. In addition to new pulp and papermaking lines, we also increasingly supply products for second-hand machines," comments Ye Zhongde, Regional Vice President, Metso.