Metso Paper, a division of Metso Corporation, is to supply a complete line for the production of Lightweight Coated (LWC) Paper to the Jiangxi Chenming Paper Company in China.
The value of the order is approximately 100 million Euros.
Jiangxi Chenming Paper is a part of Shandong Chenming Holdings, which owns 90% of the company. Shandong itself is one of China’s largest paper producers.
The new production line will form the core of a new Greenfield paper mill to be built in Nanchang in the province of Jiangxi, which is scheduled to start-up in the latter half of 2004.
In addition to supplying a 8.6 metre-wide paper machine with on-machine coating and calendering, Metso Paper will also delivery systems that can handle stock preparation, fibre recovery and wet end chemical handling as well as winding and roll handling.
The LWC paper itself is a thin paper made from ground spruce pulpwood, reinforced with a small proportion of kraft pulp to add strength. The production capacity of the new line will be 1,213 tons per day.
Another division of Metso, Metso Automation, will supply the process automation, control and monitoring systems.
Jiangxi Chenming’s order is the third new LWC paper line order Metso has received from China within the past two years.