Zhejiang Jingxing Paper to Install New Containerboard Line in China

Zhejiang Jingxing Paper Joint Stock Co., China, has ordered from Metso, Finland, an OptiConcept M containerboard production line for its Pinghu site in Zhejiang Province in China. The new line will produce high-quality containerboard grades out of 100% recycled raw materials. Startup of the machine is scheduled for 2014. The value of the order was not disclosed.

"The line ordered by Zhejiang Jingxing Paper will be the fourth OptiConcept M-type production line to be supplied to Asia. The first line delivered was started up in China in December 2012. This latest project introduces the newest member in the OptiConcept M family, widening Metso's offering to serve the narrower trim width of 5,650 mm. This represents Metso's strategic move to enter this narrow segment, especially in China and Asia-Pacific," said Petri Paukkunen, VP, paper mills sales and marketing, Metso.

According to Sami Anttilainen, R&D director, paper business line, Metso, the development project of this new trim width range has been very dynamic. "The confidence shared by the entire development team in the new concept created a strong basis for uniform engineering, resulting in a well-functioning, fit-for-purpose concept."

Metso's delivery will include a complete OptiConcept M boardmaking line from headbox to reel with related air systems and chemical systems. The automation package will include dilution headbox controls.

The new 5.65-m-wide (trim) machine, PM 16, will produce fluting grades out of recycled raw materials in the basis weight range of 70-120 gsm. The production capacity of the machine will be approximately 880 metric tpd and the design speed is 1,100 m/min.

Zhejiang Jingxing produces kraft linerboard, white top linerboard, high strength corrugated base paper, other special paper, corrugated cardboard, and tissue papers. The company was founded in 1984 and is based in Pinghu, China.