Metso rebuilds paper machine at Finnish mill

Metso Paper will supply a paper machine rebuild at UPM-Kymmene’s mill in Rauma, Finland. The modernisation of the SC paper machine will improve paper quality, machine efficiency and running speed. The rebuilt machine will start up in spring 2004. The value of the order is more than EUR 20 million. The modernisation comprises of a new headbox and a wire section as well as modifications in the press section and the dryer section. In addition, Metso Automation will supply a control system for the headbox. With the rebuild, the quality – for example, printability and printing press runnability – will be improved significantly. Machine efficiency will be improved through better runnability and stability. The average running speed will be raised by approximately 150 m/min, and annual capacity by approximately 30,000 tonnes.

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