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Saica Containerboard to Install New Lightweight Linerboard Machine in the U.K.

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Saica Containerboard U.K., at Partington Wharfside, in Trafford, near Manchester in the U.K., will install a new lightweight linerboard production line, to be supplied by Metso, Finland. Startup of the new line is scheduled for the first quarter of 2012. Total value of the order is approximately EUR 60 million.

Metso's delivery will include a complete paper machine, including an approach flow system, pulpers, and air systems. A comprehensive Metso automation package will comprise process, machine, and quality controls. A Metso process control system will also be supplied for the new combined heat and power station at the Partington mill.

Annual production capacity of the machine will be approximately 400,000 metric tons of testliner and fluting out of 100 % recycled furnish.

Saica Containerboard is a subsidiary of SAICA, a family owned Spanish company and a global producer of lightweight corrugated containerboard from recovered paper. The company currently employs more than 8,000 people in Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, and the UK. SAICA has an annual turnover of EUR 2.2 billion.


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