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M-real to Rebuild Board Machines at Simpele and Kemiart Liners Mills

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M-real, Finland, part of the Metsäliitto Group, will rebuild two board machines t its Simpele and Kemiart Liners mills in Finland to increase capacity and improve quality. Metso, Finland, will rebuild the cartonboard machine at the Simpele mill and the kraftliner machine at the Kemiart Liners mill in Kemi. Startup of the rebuilt Simpele machine is scheduled for the second quarter of 2011, and the rebuilt Kemiart Liners machine is planned to come online in 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 and press section, including a new shoe press, and the dryer section. After the rebuild, the annual capacity of the Simpele mill will be approximately 300,000 metric tons, making the Simpele machine 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 the machine's old gas infrared dryers with energy efficient high-drying-capacity air dryers. The rebuild will further improve the coated white top liner quality produced.


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