November 26, 2012
The Metso-supplied complete cartonboard production line, PM 26, for Shandong IP & Sun Food Packaging Co. Ltd., successfully came on stream in Yanzhou City, Shandong Province in China. The grade produced during the start-up was base paper for 300 GSM folding boxboard. Coated A grade was achieved in less than a week’s time from the start-up.
The new 6.85-m-wide (wire) PM 26 has an annual production capacity of approximately 550,000 tons of folding boxboard and art board grades in the basis weight range of 170 to 350 GSM. The design speed is 950 m/min.
Shandong IP & Sun Food Packaging Co. Ltd. is part of a joint venture established by International Paper and Sun Paper Group in 2006. The joint venture includes International Paper & Sun Cartonboard Co., Ltd., Shandong International Paper & Sun Coated Paperboard Co., Ltd., Shandong IP & Sun Packaging Co., Ltd. and International Paper & Sun (Hong Kong) Trading Lirnited. Today the company operates a total of four paper machines supplied by Metso (PM 17, PM 18, PM 22, PM 26). Net sales in 2011 were about EUR 650 million.