Metso will supply a coated fine paper production line to Shandong Huatai Paper Co. Ltd, member of Huatai Group, in Dong Ying City, Shandong Province, China. The start-up of the production line is scheduled for the first quarter of 2011. The total value of the order is approximately EUR 170 million.
Metso’s delivery will include a complete Metso OptiConcept paper machine from headbox to reel, with related air systems and auxiliaries, and finishing systems. The paper machine line will also include an OptiReel Plus re-reeler and an off-machine coater with OptiCoat Jet coating stations, off-machine OptiLoad multinip calenders, JR 1000 E winders, and a parent reel handling system. The comprehensive Metso automation system package will comprise process, machine and quality controls, profilers, web inspection system, condition and runnability monitoring, and analyzers.
The new 8.1-m-wide PM 8 will produce close to 500,000 tons of coated and uncoated fine papers annually, within the basis weight range of 80 to 200 g/m2. The paper machine design speed is 1,800 m/min and the coater design speed is 2,000 m/min.
The Shandong Huatai mill is located in Dong Ying City, Shandong Province. Huatai Group has three production bases, Huatai Green Industry Park, Huatai Qinghe Green Ecology Industry Park and Rizhao Huatai Pulp & Paper Industry Park, with an annual capacity of 1.6 million tons.