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Grupo Unipak to Rebuild Relocated Paper Machine in Mexico

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Grupo Unipak, S.A. de C.V. PT., Mexico, will rebuild a relocated fine paper machine at its new mill site—Grupak Hidalgo in the municipality of Emiliano Zapata in Mexico. The rebuild project has been awarded to Metso of Finland. Startup of the relocated and rebuilt machine, which originally comes from the U.S., is scheduled for the first quarter of 2013. The value of the order is approximately EUR 5 million.

The relocated fine paper machine will be reconditioned and modified to manufacture recycled containerboard grades. Metso's delivery will comprise a modernization of the forming section. Metso will also modify the dryer section, air systems, steam and condensate system, as well as the stock preparation system with a new dry end pulper.

Grupo Unipak, S.A. de C.V. PT. is a large Mexican company producing a variety of food packaging products. The company currently produces liner and fluting grades for its own integrated use on two machines located in Cuernavaca, Mexico.


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