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Stora Enso to Install New Valmet Winding Techology at Tainionkoski Mill

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Stora Enso, Finland, has ordered a new Valmet (Finland) winder and auxiliaries for its BM 5 board machine located in the company's Tainionkoski unit in Imatra Mills in Finland. The target of the project is to increase the winding capacity and upgrade the winding technology for improved safety and more efficient maintenance operations. The rebuilt finishing section is scheduled to start up during the last quarter of 2015.
"This finishing area rebuild is a continuation of Valmet's and Stora Enso's cooperation and supports our strategy of offering competitive solutions to our customers that contributes both performance and sustainable operations in terms of safety," said Jari Vähäpesola, president of the Paper business line, Valmet.
In addition to the new OptiWin Drum two-drum winder, Valmet's delivery will include winder pulper, transfer rails, related dust control systems, and the core handling system. Installation supervision, commissioning, startup, and training services are also included in the finishing area rebuild delivery. The new OptiWin Drum winder combines high capacity with smooth and reliable operation and quick installation. The fully automated two-drum unit includes parent roll transferring, core feeding, web splicing, and tail end closing.
"The investment is in line with Stora Enso's transformation into a customer focused renewable materials company. Selected winder technology will enhance the quality and cost-competitiveness of our Tainionkoski unit in the global markets," said Marko Pekkola, mill director of Imatra Mills, Stora Enso.
Stora Enso has some 29,000 employees in more than 35 countries worldwide, and is a publicly traded company listed in Helsinki and Stockholm. The company has an annual production capacity of 5.4 million metric tons of chemical pulp, 11.7 million metric tons of paper and board, 1.3 billion sq. meters of corrugated packaging, and 5.6 million cubic meters of sawn wood products, including 2.9 million cubic meters of value-added products. Sales in 2013 were EUR 10.5 billion, with an operational EBIT of EUR 578 million.

Tainionkoski BM 5 board machine produces packaging board grades, with a capacity of 270,000 metric tpy.

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