Metso will rebuild two board machines for M-real in Finland to increase capacity and improve quality: the BM 3 cartonboard machine at the Simpele mill and the BM 1 kraftliner machine at the Kemiart Liners mill in Kemi. The start-up of the rebuilt Simpele BM 3 machine is scheduled for the second quarter of 2011 and that of the rebuilt Kemiart Liners BM 1 machine for the third quarter of 2011. The combined value of the orders is below EUR 20 million.
Metso’s delivery to the Simpele mill will include a rebuild of the forming section, press section including a new SymBelt shoe press and the dryer section. BM 3 produces folding boxboard in the basis weight range of 205 to 340 g/m2. After the rebuild, the annual capacity of the Simpele mill will be approx. 300,000 tonnes, making BM 3 the biggest folding boxboard machine in Europe.
Metso’s delivery to the Kemiart Liners mill will include a coating section rebuild. Additionally, a coating drying rebuild will replace old gas infrared dryers with energy efficient high-dryingcapacity PowerDry Plus and PowerDry Compact air dryers. BM 1 produces kraftliner in the basis weight range of 110 to 250 g/m2. The rebuild will further improve the coated white top liner quality produced byBM1.