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Lee & Man to install New Containerboard Line at Mill in China

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Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Ltd, China, has ordered form Metso, Finland, an OptiConcept M containerboard production line for its Chongqing site in Sichuan Province in China. The new production line is targeted to produce a high-quality end product with high strength properties. Startup of the production line is scheduled for 2014. The value of the order was not disclosed.

"This production line optimizes the machine investment in line with the mill's capacity needs and ensures optimized productivity at minimal operational cost," said Sami Anttilainen, R&D Director, Paper business line, Metso.

The design of the machinery allows, for instance, for easy and safe changing of rolls and wear parts, thus reducing the total duration and cost of service and maintenance shutdowns. An exceptionally spacious walkway design improves accessibility and safety, also on the drive side of the machine.

Metso's delivery will include a complete OptiConcept M boardmaking line from headbox to reel with related air systems. A comprehensive automation package includes a mill-wide Metso DNA automation solution with machine and process controls, a Metso IQ quality control system, and a Metso IQ Dilution Profiler.

The 7.25-m-wide (wire) PM 20 will produce testliner grades out of recycled raw material in the basis weight range of 70-160 gsm. The production capacity of PM 20 will be approximately 1,160 metric tpy, and it has a design speed 1,100 m/min.

Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing produces linerboard and corrugating medium grades for various industrial packaging purposes and is also involved in pulp making, plantation, and recovered paper collection. The company currently has five plants in China.


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