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APRIL Orders Fine Paper Line for Xin Hui Mill in China

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APRIL Fine Paper has ordered a fine paper production line from Metso, Finland, to be installed at the company’s mill in Xin Hui, Guangdong province, China. Startup of the production line is scheduled for the last quarter of 2011. The value of the order is not disclosed; however, Metso notes that a typical market value for this size production line is about EUR 80-120 million depending on the scope of the delivery.

Metso’s delivery of the complete production line for woodfree uncoated paper includes a stock preparation system, a paper machine, two winders, and an extensive automation package. The scope of supply will also include a Metso machine clothing package for the entire production line.

The annual production capacity of the new 8.65-m-wide production line will be 450,000 metric tons. The paper machine design speed is 1,800 m/min.

APRIL Fine Paper (Guangdong) Co. Ltd is part of Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL), one of the world’s largest producers of bleached hardwood kraft pulp and a producer of sustainable fiber, pulp, and paper with manufacturing operations in Indonesia and China.