Coated mechanical paper grades to end with machine rebuild
10th June, 2006
Metso to rebuild UPM paper machine in Finland, ending the production of MFC grades, resulting in a change to label papers during the second quarter of 2007.
Metso Paper will supply UPM with a rebuild of their paper machine no. 4 at Jamsankoski mill in Finland. The total value of the order is around EUR 20 million. The rebuilt machine is scheduled to start up during the second quarter of 2007.
The delivery contains a new coating station with a coating colour supply system and air dryers, as well as a new on-line calender. Some of the existing dry-end machinery will be re-used in the modernization, which also includes wet end runnability improvements. Together with the machine rebuild, Metso Automation will supply machine controls, process controls and quality measurements, controls and profilers. The existing system will be upgraded to the latest metsoDNA technology.
metsoDNA, the Dynamic Network of Applications networks all automation and information activities from field to office – strengthening both teamwork and decision-making. In this network, applications based on different hardware and software solutions cooperate together allowing the plant to flexibly select automation and information applications in response to its prevailing needs.
The Dynamic Network of Applications. Click Go for larger image. photo: Metso
metsoDNA is a network where diverse applications based on different hardware and software solutions cooperate together allowing the plant to flexibly select automation and information applications in response to its prevailing needs. The Dynamic Network of Applications is based on the free networking of knowledge and information, control automation and embedded field control applications.
Traditionally, process manufacturers have automated their small applications with PLC/PC or hybrid DCS systems. This often results in excessive engineering expenses and compilations with multiple databases or vendors. For small applications, Metso Automation offers a scalable metsoDNA network. In a smallapplication intelligent I/Os are used for fast logic and interlocking. The activities of metsoDNA can be combined into a single PC in a flexible manner, thus creating a cost effective solution.
In addition, the 5.4-m-wide machine at UPM, which dates to 1974, currently produces coated mechanical (MFC) paper grades. Metso Paper will convert the machine to produce high-quality coated papers for labels.
UPM Jämsänkoski mill is located in Jamsankoski, Finland. The mill operates four paper machines, which produce a total of 870,000 tons of SC, MFC and label papers per year. The production of MFC grades will end and change to label papers during the second quarter of 2007.
UPM is one of the world's leading producers of printing papers. The Group's sales in 2005 were EUR 9.3 billion, and it has over 31,000 employees. The company has production plants in 15 countries and its main market areas are Europe and North America.
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Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2005 net sales of approximately EUR 4.2 billion. Its 22 000 employees in more than 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries.