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Nine Dragons Starts up Two Containerboard Machines in China

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Nine Dragons Paper Industries, a subsidiary of Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Ltd., has successfully started up two Metso (Finland)-supplied containerboard machines in Taicang, Jiangsu Province, China, the company reported this week. The testliner machine PM 29 came on-stream January 15 and the fluting machine PM 30 on January 31.

PM 29 is a three-ply multi-fourdrinier machine with a WinDrum winder and produces testliner in the basis weight range of 115–175 gsm. PM 30 is equipped with a ValFormer shoe blade hybrid former and a WinDrum winder. It produces fluting in the basis weight range of 70–90 gsm. The wire width of both machines is 7.25 m.

Both machines started up at a record-breaking speed. The period from stock on wire to sheet on reel was only five hours with PM 29 and three hours with PM 30. This was made possible through careful installation and meticulous testing of the production lines.

Established in 1995, Nine Dragons is the largest packaging paperboard producer in Asia and one of the largest in the world in terms of production capacity. ND Paper and its subsidiaries primarily produce high performance linerboard, corrugating medium, and coated duplex board.


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