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Metsä Board Starts up New Folding Boxboard Line at Husum

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Valmet (Finland)-supplied coated board production line for Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, has started up at the company's Husum mill in Sweden. The new machine produces high-quality folding boxboard with an annual capacity of 400,000 metric tons and a basis weight range of 185-350 gsm.

"During the project, Valmet has operated professionally and we are satisfied with their ability to deliver. We also trust that the new production line will come up to our expectations," said Ari Kiviranta, SVP, production and technology at Metsä Board.

"Metsä Board is well known for its high-quality, lightweight folding boxboards, used widely in packaging globally. Thanks to the new production line and our recent product development, we are now able to respond to demand better than ever before," said Mika Joukio, CEO of Metsä Board.
This new machine with an off-coater process underlines that Valmet has vast know-how and masters the technique of coated board. 

The new board machine features the latest modular design headbox and forming section and press section, as well as a rebuild of the off-machine coater, winder, and roll wrapping line. The wet end area of the machine is based on the OptiConcept M frame construction without the need for cantilever beams for fabric changes.

"We are very happy about the startup of this new production line and the overall fluent cooperation with Metsä Board. With this project we have expanded Valmet's OptiConcept M family to cover also coated board production. Technologies and know-how related to coated board are one of Valmet’s strategic focus areas," said Sami Anttilainen, Valmet VP of Technology, Paper Mills.

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