Press release

Published Mar 16, 2007 15:21 +2 GMT

Metso supplied SC paper machine line sets a new world speed record at Stora Enso Kvarnsveden

Record-makers at PM 12. Photo: P Berglund

The Metso Paper supplied PM 12 at Stora Enso Kvarnsveden mill in Sweden has set a new world speed record for SC paper production. The machine reached a 24-hour record of 1,900 m/min on 14-15 March. Prior to that the machine ran at a speed of 1,850 m/min for a period of 48 hours. The previous world speed record for SC grades was 1,815 m/min, also held by a Metso Paper supplied machine.

The production line runnability was excellent, and the minimum speed during the period was 1,901 m/min. There were no process limitations to exceed this speed but 1,900 was set as a target since it marks the year Kvarnsveden mill was established.

Kvarnsveden PM 12 was started up in November 2005. During the speed trial more than 1,600 tonnes of SC basepaper was produced per day. PM 12 is one of the largest investments that Stora Enso has ever made in Europe, and the biggest ESS (extended scope of supply) project by Metso Paper. The speed record was a result of continuous cooperation between the Kvarnsveden mill and Metso Paper.

Stora Enso’s sales totalled EUR 14.6 billion in 2006. The Group has some 44,000 employees in more than 40 countries on five continents. Stora Enso has an annual production capacity of 16.5 million tonnes of paper and board and 7.4 million cubic metres of sawn wood products, including 3.2 million cubic metres of value-added products. Stora Enso’s shares are listed in Helsinki, Stockholm and New York.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with net sales of approximately EUR 5 billion. Its 25,500 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.

For more information, please contact:
Sami Anttilainen
Paper Technology Manager
Tel +358 40 768 7854

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