Metso has signed a contract to supply an OptiConcept M containerboard production line with an extended scope of supply implementation for Siam Kraft Industry's Ban Pong mill in Ratchaburi, Thailand.
Designed to offer productivity at low operating cost, the new line is said to manifest a better design, build and operation of a paper machine.
The OptiConcept M production line has new industrial design and engineering to aid the assembly of the line.
Under the contract with Siam Kraft, Metso will supply a complete OptiConcept M boardmaking line from headbox to reel, including an approach flow system, steam and condensate systems, surface size preparation and supply systems, a winder and machine clothing.
Included in the automation solution are MD/CD and machine controls, profilers for the headbox and condition monitoring sensors for the machine sections.
Metso will also deliver complete mill engineering, mechanical installation and supervision services pertaining to the machine start-up and testing.
According to Metso, the machine start-up is scheduled for 2014.
The 7.25-m-wide PM 16, which will use a new sizing method, will produce about 300,000t of recycled fluting in the basis weight range of 90g/m²-150g/m².
Operating as a subsidiary of SCG Paper, Siam Kraft Industry offers corrugating medium, linerboard, coreboard, industrial sack kraft and bag papers.
The company also produces plaster linerboard, duplex board as well as converted and finished products.
Image: From left to right: SCG Paper president Roongrote Rangsiyopash, Siam Kraft Industry managing director Chartchai Leukulwatanachai, Metso Pulp, Paper and Power area president, Asia Pacific, Hannu Pietilä, and Metso Pulp, Paper and Power president Pasi Laine. Photo: Courtesy of Metso