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Siam Kraft to Install New Containerboard Line at Mill in Thailand

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The Ban Pong mill of Siam Kraft Industry Co. in SCG Paper in Ratchaburi, Thailand, has ordered from Metso, Finland, an OptiConcept M containerboard production line with an extended scope of supply implementation. Startup of the machine is scheduled for 2014. The value of the order was not disclosed.

The OptiConcept M production line represents a new way to design, build, and operate a paper machine, according to Metso. It is designed for high productivity at low operating cost. The industrial design and engineering of the OptiConcept M facilitates assembly, and usability and safety of the line are at a new level, Metso notes..

Metso's delivery will include a complete OptiConcept M board making line from headbox to reel, with an approach flow system, steam and condensate systems, surface size preparation and supply systems, a winder, and machine clothing. The automation solution includes MD/CD and machine controls, profilers for the headbox, and condition monitoring sensors for the critical machine sections.

In addition, Metso's extended scope of supply will include complete mill engineering, and mechanical installation and supervision services related to commissioning, testing, and startup of the machine.

The 7.25-m-wide (wire) PM 16 will utilize a new sizing method providing better strength properties. The production capacity of PM 16 is approximately 300,000 metric tpy of recycled fluting in the basis weight range of 90-150 gsm. The design speed is 1,300 m/min.

Siam Kraft Industry Co in SCG Paper produces and markets industrial and packaging paper in Thailand and internationally. It offers corrugating medium, linerboard, coreboard, industrial sack kraft, bag papers, plaster linerboard, and duplex board, as well as converted and finished products. The company was founded in 1984 and is based in Bangkok, Thailand. Siam Kraft Industry Co. operates as a subsidiary of SCG Paper.


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