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Metso Paper Customer Magazine 3, 2003

- fresh solution for paper nishing

GradeMatic compact coating color process GentleBark for higher yield Worlds fastest tissue PM at Oji -Nepia


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OptiStream -a fresh solution for the paper mill nishing room GradeMatic - next generation compact coating color preparation process Towards closed water cycles GentleBarking - a log debarking method for higher yield Metso Paper introduces - pulp bale de-wiring process Stora Enso Langerbrugge - starts up worlds largest newsprint line Kruger Wayagamack -installs PM 4 on-line OptiConcept LWC paper line Gaspsia Papers goes on-line - the company has begun a major rebuild project at their mill in Chandler, Qubec, Canada Nippon Paper Kushiro Mill - applies new tools to measure ash and residual ink in DIP Oji-Nepia moves ahead with the worlds fastest tissue machine Tissue engineers get wiser in Karlstad - new advanced course makes qualied paper engineers Sachsen still on top Remote diagnostics - promote on-site teamwork and results HeadBoxBoost - for higher quality production ReliabilityBoost - a vital part of Metso Papers service portfolio High-tech rubber covers improve hardness stability, extend pressure roll life


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Ni Chi Le Ma?

Dear Customer

This popular Chinese greeting means Have you had your meal? and is used in much the same was as How are you?. It reflects the special concern for food that is typical of many Asian cultures. Skipping dinner might be possible in western cultures, but not in China. It is essential to successful business to understand these cultural differences .When one is closer to the customer, it becomes easier to understand cultural differences and respond to the customers needs. As part of our closer to the customer reorganization, where we are strengthening our local resources, providing faster service and to improve communication efficiency. diminishing cultural misunderstandings. Economic growth has continued in China despite the SARS epidemic. In 2002, paper consumption overtook that of Japan, increasing by 18% to 43.3 million tons. Consumption per capita, 33 kg, is still far behind that of industrialized countries. In analyzing output, we should separate the high quality products made with western technology from the lower quality products made with older technology. For example, 70% of newsprint output is high quality, whereas 70% of uncoated wood-free output is low quality. In any case, the demand for new pulp and paper lines is big. Our challenge is not only to deliver new machines, but also to arrange technology and service support for existing, older modern machines.

Metso Paper China

Metso Paper first set up a representative office in China in 1992. Now, in response to the rapid growth of the Chinese market, we have undertaken a major reorganization. On June 18, 2003 we established Metso Paper (China) Co., Ltd. to accompany our new Service Center in Wuxi city, and two branch offices in Beijing and Shanghai. Together with the Valmet-Xian joint venture, the new company will serve Chinese customers more efficiently and competitively. Asian cultures have usually been very price-oriented, with the investment price being the defining factor. But now customers are beginning to understand the importance of total costs of whole life span of investment; the startup curve and total running costs, etc, as we have seen in the recent Nanping Paper start-up. Competition is becoming harder in China and final quality is essential to success. This concerns not only new machines, but also older machines where the need for constant service and improvements is being recognized. This is the key to the Metso Future Care concept which we are also launching in China. We aim to develop as a knowledge-based company, focusing on improving our customers productivity and competitiveness. Metso Paper (China) can already provide Chinese and global pulp and paper customers with the same quality of machinery and equipment and with the same support and after-sales services as are provided by Metso Paper, Inc. all over the world in short, Metso-quality products and services, with a local Chinese approach. I

Ari Harmaala President Metso Paper (China) Co., Ltd.

Fiber&Paper Volume 5, Issue 3, 2003

A papermaking line employs a wide range of dedicated machinery and control systems. By the time a parent reel is ready for take-off at the reeler, it enters the paper mill nishing room to be processed again. A paper mill nishing room typically includes a range of activities for the further handling and post processing of parent reels. The need to achieve a competitive edge is a demanding task for every papermaker. Metso Papers OptiStream solution offers an effective tool for this particular eld of papermaking.

Who would not dream of nishing operations with a well-working, space saving layout


A fresh solution for the paper mill nishing room

The paper web on each parent reel is transformed into roll form, part of which is eventually processed further to sheet form, with it then transferred through the paper mills internal conveyor systems to finally reach vehicles for transportation away from the mill. It is a very challenging logistical task to handle parent reels, paper rolls and sheet pallets, including all the necessary trimming, identifications, markings, sortings, warehousing etc., and also including secondary operations like ensuring the correct Many machines are delivered as cores are at the winders and the components, without taking right packaging materials are at care of the whole process the wrapping machine. The start Slow development of startup ing point for logistics in the curve OptiStream solution is the paper Several control systems property profile of a single parcomplicate operators work and ent reel, on which the final trimmaintenance ming decision at the winder is Finally project ends up with: based. The end point can be seen to be the reel ending up on the an inoperative nishing room correct truckload in the shipping lay-out using excessive space area of the paper mills ware a less automated process than house. targeted that is more vulnerable to errors

The OptiStream solution What is it all about?

The OptiStream solution can have a wide range of options in the delivery scope, however it typically covers several nishing room sections. The full scope of the OptiStream solution includes the following; engineering, systems, and machinery in their fully automatic form, all well integrated together: Layout and concept engineering for the nishing room Parent reel and reel spool handling Winders and a rewinder, including any of the following required: Trim removal, dust removal and moisturizing Pulpers Core handling Broke handling Roll handling at the winder deck Roll conveyor system including required roll sorting Roll packaging machines Roll splitter Intermediate roll storage and customer roll warehouse Vehicle loading, e.g. truck, train, or container loading Manufacturing Execution System (MES) for the whole nishing room
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Traditional problems How about a fresh thought?

Traditionally, each vendor that provides machinery and systems for nishing rooms has their own approach to machinery and process development. When the nishing room is furnished with machinery from multiple vendors, there is typically some compromise in the nal layout and in the nal process. Most of the issues relate to the wide variety of software, control systems and hardware, and nally add up to a less automated process, which is more vulnerable to errors. Some common features of multi-vendor delivery are:

Not so long ago, paper machines were also delivered by multiple suppliers. At that time a mill choose a different supplier for the headbox, former, press, and drying sections. Today it is usual for one supplier to deliver the whole paper machine. Therefore it would also be beneficial to select this type of single supplier approach for the finishing room as well. Such an approach will offer a lot of potential to develop both the efficiency and quality of finishing room operations. This is what the OptiStream solution is all about.

Winders - Making the most of Winding Force

Increased roll dimensions on rotogravure and offset production, as well as on coated paper grades with their mark sensitive surface, often represent a challenge to roll nishing systems. The OptiStream solution has efficient tools to handle this kind of paper production. Metso Papers WinRoll and WinBelt winders are a reliable solution for all high capacity and high quality paper production. Both these winders utilize Winding Force a unique winding tool. This tool helps avoid mottling and all other problems caused by high nip loads. This is the case in high quality WFC, LWC, SC and newsprint production, for example. By using Winding Force as a control tool to reduce excessive nip loads, these winders can produce tight rolls of excellent quality. J-line, which indicates layer-to-layer slippage, is brought practically to zero. WinBelts efficiency and roll quality has been proven in more than 100 deliveries for the most demanding paper and board grades.

Roll stream Smoothly running to their correct destinations

Each time a new set of rolls enters the roll handling system at the winder deck, rolls are separated and furnished with a barcode. In most cases the winder operator applies the code carrier barcode tags manually. Such an operation is unnecessary with the OptiStream solution as it offers an integrated fully automatic winder deck to decrease the number of manual tasks, and to increase productivity and operator safety. Starting from the cushion stop line that instantly settles rolls on the conveyor, continuing with set separation and proceeding to the online direct bar-coding station and further on to logistical control: the winder operator need only monitor the flow and replenish consumables. Depending on the paper grade produced and on layout issues, the OptiStream solution employs a combination of SmartTouch roll handling equipment. The selected combination is tailored to meet current requirements and to forecast future needs. The range of equipment available is broad. This

The new In-Line parent reel handling with horizontal rails is all electric. The parent reels move smoothly on the rails without waddling from side to side.

Such things as installation, startup, training, maintenance, future expansion, and other future needs are also naturally taken care of in the OptiStream solution. One of the leading ideas behind the OptiStream process layout is to locate one operator team working in a single control room. The entire finishing room machinery from parent reel handling to automatic customer roll warehouse is controlled from this central control room. Each finishing equipment section is located close to the control room. The equipment is designed to be efficient, to minimize roll handling movements, and to save space. The benefits of having one operator team and this space saving layout are: Optimized labor resources Minimization of roll damage Increased safety Greater operator motivation

As manual tasks are reduced significantly, the operators role in the process changes from being task-oriented to process supervision. Paper mill internal resource rotation is easier, and the finishing room is more cost efficient.

Parent reel handling Full automation in sight

The parent reel transportation from paper machine reeler windup to winder unwind handles reels weighing up to 140 metric tons. In todays modern paper mills this reel ow is typically semi-automated. Metso Paper has recently redesigned reel rails to replace the classic sloping reel rails with new horizontal rails. Massive reels are transported with the help of new electrically driven transfer elements. Gravity is no longer used in reel transfer. The parent reels move smoothly on the rails without waddling from side to side. The maintenance frequency of the transfer rail and spool bearing housing is substantially decreased. This new system is reliable, easy to install and also makes it possible to move reels upstream in the case of web breaks at the winder. A fully automated OptiCart parent reel cart will move the reels in machine cross direction to the offline winder, or to intermediate reel storage places. Empty reel spools can be transported back to the reeler, utilizing most of the same equipment. So there are now elements available for full automation.

OptiCart automates the parent reel trafc from the paper machine to the winder.

The manual work load is minimized and at the same time operational quality and efficiency is increased by using several Metso Paper developed and launched new machines and features: In-Line parent reel transportation Continuous winding Continuous roll handling StreamLine Pro fully automatic high capacity roll wrapping machine

available if other finishing machines can be trim-optimized together with the winder. Re-trimming also has a huge potential effect on efficiency and profitability. At a winder level, re-optimization efficiently takes into account rejects, customer-specific quality specifications, and quantity tolerances. The winder unwind butt-joint splicer, which is a fully automatic splicing unit, makes excellent quality splices in 4 minutes automatically. Splices can be made anywhere on the reel whether its an almost full reel or a near empty spool. Short reel ends, which were earlier routed to the pulper, can now be spliced to sellable production. The key to an optimally functioning finishing line lies in a wellplanned space saving layout. When the winders, wrapping machine and automatic warehouse are located close to each other, the number of roll handling equipment components can be minimized. This will not only reduce investment costs, but will also minimize handling-induced roll defects. The less paper rolls are handled before the warehouse, the less opportunity there is for roll damage. The smooth flow of automated handling in the customer roll warehouse causes less roll damage than manual handling. Essentials within the OptiStream solution, Production Planning and Production Tracking efficiently enable mills to improve their finishing room process. The Production Planning module includes production scheduling and trim optimization. Production scheduling involves the creation of a plan that achieves customer service objectives with maximum production efficiency. Trim optimization minimizes trim waste, knife and pattern changes and order spread, while maximizing machine utilization and value per hour. Trim optimization also includes a re-trimming option. The Production Tracking module interacts with finishing room equipment and controls the material flow from the paper machine to warehouse and shipping. Production Tracking also includes a Reel Length Optimizer to produce reels of an optimal length for the winder, in order to reduce bottom waste.

OptiStream full-scale linked automation and information management controls and monitors processes, machines and data.

new approach ensures that each component works seamlessly together with other sections and machines in the process. The roll wrapping application can range from fully robotic to manual, depending on capacity and mills resoursing policy. Metso Papers extensive expertise in roll wrapping will provide the best type of wrapping solution to protect rolls during transportation until they are unwrapped for printing or converting. One of the latest wrapping innovations is the StreamLine Pro, a robotic multi-station wrapping machine, which offers the highest roll capacity on the market up to 200 rolls per hour. Operating within an OptiStream process environment, StreamLine Pro provides a perfect fit for cases where multiple papermaking lines produce a high roll count and only one centralized wrapping machine with a reduced number of operators is needed. Next to wrapping is a conveyor system that forwards the roll flow, sorting when necessary, to internal addresses, intermediate storage or the customer roll warehouse. In some cases crane storage has been used as intermediate storage for rolls proceeding to sheet cutting. An AS/AR (automated storage and retrieval) system - a rack style warehouse - is used for customer rolls proceeding to external transportation. The OptiStream solution typically includes seamless and fluent connections to several storage,

warehouse and vehicle loading alternatives, as required in the individual project.

Downsizing paper waste

Paper waste in the nishing room can be divided into three categories: Trim waste Roll and reel damage waste Machine direction waste Thanks to the OptiStream solution, the situation for all of these categories is improved. More accurate parent reel transportation on horizontal rails eliminates reel damage, while crane assisted handling is no longer required. Reel spool damage, such as bent journals, is also eliminated. When a parent reel matching the combined length of the sets can be produced at the reel, a lot of bottom waste can be reduced. Due to variations in the paper making process the thickness of the paper varies at the winder. Metsos recently introduced PC-based WindControl option offers a tool for optimizing reel sizes and further minimizing machine direction waste. Trim optimization (or deckling) for minimizing web width waste at the winding process is common in the industry, and provides an effective way to minimize overall waste in the process. Today it is also possible to minimize trim waste on the various machines standing next to the winder, such as rewinders, coaters, extruders and sheet cutters. Potential savings are generally

OptiStream A nishing dream

Who would not dream of finishing operations with a well-working, space saving layout; fully automated machines and intelligent information management all seamlessly integrated together? And who would not dream of one united operations team, effortlessly managing all the finishing operations in a safe and meaningful work environment, easily reaching increased efficiency and quality targets in paper mill production and operation? Metso Papers OptiStream solution will make your dreams come true! I

Manufacturing Execution System Sounds like automation?

One essential part of the OptiStream solution is the integrated automation package that ties bits and pieces together. Metso Automations Manufacturing Execution System package, called metsoDNA MES, is specially designed for paper mills, including modules for the following tasks: Order processing, Shipping, and Invoicing Warehouse Management Production Planning (PP) Production Tracking (PT) Process Management (PM) Quality Management (QM) Cost Management (CM)

For more information, please contact:

Petri Paukkunen Manager, Sales support and start-ups Roll Finishing Systems Jrvenp, Finland e-mail: petri.paukkunen@metso.com

No news from the coating kitchen is good news

The coating color preparation process has traditionally been regarded as a sub-process of coating. In the sense of process integration the coating color kitchen has been a separate unit which produces the needed amount of coating color with the desired specications. When regarding off-line coating this process setup and integration has been sufcient in order to ensure high quality coating with sufcient time efciency. The critical issue in coating preparation has been 100% availability without any major disturbances in quality: No news from the coating kitchen is good news. When targeting the ultimate efciency in on-line concepts this is simply not enough.
During recent years the paper industry has been actively introduced to all on-line papermaking concepts. High efciency on-line papermaking lines have been put into production, for example UPMKymmene, Augsburg PM 3 and Cartiere Burgo, Verzuolo PM 9. During the start-up and operation of these lines a signicant amount of information has been gained concerning total line efciency, on-line quality control and on-line grade changes. The experiences have indicated that the coating color kitchen should perhaps not only be regarded as a separate production unit. The experiences actually showed that coating color preparation should be closely integrated to the coating operations in the papermaking line. A Metso Paper-wide development project was started in 2001. The target of this project was to introduce an all on-line papermaking concept to the market. The new papermaking concept was presented to the market in Finland in June 2003. One of the enabling technologies of the project was the compact continuous coating color preparation process, the GradeMatic.

Process description
The main targets in the development of the GradeMatic coating preparation process were all online operation (continuous preparation process), fast grade changes, reduced investment costs and high quality coating color (on-line quality tracking and control). In order to fulfill these targets it was inevitable that a completely new process had to be designed. The process development started with an analysis of the basic phenomena of coating color preparation. Among other things, the addition order of the coating color components1 and the recyclability of the coating color were investigated.

GradeMatic coating color preparation unit.



- next generation compact coating color preparation process

The GradeMatic coating preparation process starts with the filtration of all raw materials. The filtration method depends on the raw material in question; selfcleaning pressure filters and bag filters are used in most cases. The dosing and metering of raw materials is done with direct feeding lines from the storage tanks to the mixing zone of the GradeMatic unit. The metering of raw materials is done with high accuracy mass flow meters or magnetic flow meters. The coating color components are mixed together in a controlled addition order. The research made during the project showed that the addition order significantly influences the final coating color properties, even with basic LWC offset formulations. When all the components have been pre-mixed together it is essential to disperse the mixture in a high shear OptiMixer DS. The OptiMixer DS mixer is a rotorstator unit equipped with equivalent torque control. This means that the coating color will be mixed just the right way even if the production capacity or coating color properties are changed. The whole mixing process in the GradeMatic unit is pressurized. In practice this means that no air entrainment in the nal coating color mixture is possible. This is a signicant advantage compared to current state-of-the-art technology. The coating color quality is continuously monitored with ColorMat on-line measurement technology. This enables direct control of the quality even during grade changes or when changing raw materials. Finally, one significant part of the GradeMatic process is the automation and control technology. The latest fieldbus technology has been utilized in order to maximize the diagnostics, operational and self-maintenance capabilities of the process. The control system FlexCom dB has been specifically designed to meet the requirements of the continuous coating preparation process. FlexCom dB includes raw material and storage management, formulation control and optimization, instrument and process diagnostics, and production and quality reporting2. that it is approximately 2030 times faster. The coating color quality was also checked carefully during the pre-trials. The coating color quality was determined to be good at all trial points. The binder supplier and MD Papier, Albbruck made the evaluation. is limited. The GradeMatic process can also be installed in a single floor configuration, meaning a 1525% saving in total building costs. Experiences from MD Papier, Albbruck have also been very positive. This is how the mills technical director Lars-Hugo Olsson described his experience with the GradeMatic process: Naturally were still (March 2003) in the starting phase, but generally speaking it has worked well. Were now optimizing the different stages of production. I would say that the coating color preparation has worked well.

Benets of GradeMatic Production scale experiences

The first full scale GradeMatic coating preparation process was delivered to MD Papier, Albbruck PM 5 in Germany. The GradeMatic process was part of the OptiSpray delivery made in the beginning of 2003. The erection and start-up of the GradeMatic process was a success, with the process started two weeks ahead of schedule in early January 2003. In order to verify the actual grade change time on the GradeMatic, a series of trials were made prior to the coater start at the end of January. One significant result of these trials was the verification of the average grade change time. The results of these trials are shown in figure 2 below. Each of the trial points shows a grade change. In this case a grade change means a change in capacity, a change in dry solids or a change in a component dosing amount.
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The GradeMatic continuous coating preparation process has many signicant advantages: reduced investment cost, reduced variable costs (chemicals, fresh water, effluent and energy) and the coating color grade change capabilities.
Batch Efuent water Fresh water Energy Maintenance Start-up Personnel Installation Automation Instruments Equipment Civil
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Figure 1.Cost comparison made on a relative basis. Here the GradeMatic process is compared to a traditional batch process.

One important feature of the GradeMatic process is that it is extremely compact and thereby is excellent for rebuild cases where the available space in the layout

The newly presented GradeMatic coating preparation process can be utilized with great benets for coating preparation in on-line papermaking processes and rebuilds. The total efciency of the process during grade changes is signicantly higher than with a batch process. In addition, the diagnostics and the process support features make the GradeMatic easy to operate and maintain. The GradeMatic is one of the enabling technologies for an all on-line integrated papermaking process with high efciency. s

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Figure2. Grade change time on the GradeMatic process.

The results show that the grade change time is around 23 minutes. If you compare this to a conventional process3 you can see

For more information, please contact:

Bergman, TAPPI Coating Conference, Orlando, USA, 2002. 2 Lehto, Technical University, Helsinki, Finland, 2003. 3 Grn, Korhonen, Taipale, Bergman, Metso Paper Technology Days, Lahti, Finland, 2003

John Bergman Development Manager Coating Preparation and Supply Systems Metso PaperChem Raisio, Finland e-mail: john.bergman@metso.com

Conventional solutions do not provide the optimal answer for mills where water consumption is being reduced and increased machine speeds require a cleaner water system. At Metso Papers Technology Days 2003 we introduced a new cost-effective papermaking solution for coated woodcontaining printing papers. The launched solution includes the use of kidneys at mechanical pulping, DIP-lines and paper machines as well as the integration of the effluent treatment as part of the mill water management concept.

for example from presses, should be discharged or treated. The new solutions include, for example, the removal of wood extractives during chemical and mechanical pulping, the improved removal of colloidal and soluble impurities at recycled ber mills, and increasing PM runnability applying membrane filtration.

Removal of wood extractives during mechanical and chemical pulping

Some CTMP mills have used chemical precipitation and microflotation to remove wood resins from process water cycles in order to improve paper quality and/or to recycle more water. At some mills the system is installed prior to effluent treatment in order to reduce the water toxicity and to improve efuent treatment capacity. These solutions based on microflotation have relatively low investment costs. If water consumption is low and wood extractive concentration is high, the chemical costs are increased and ultrafiltration is a more economical way to remove resin. In Fiber&Paper, No 4, 2002 we presented the economic implementation for a sulfite pulp mill, where feed to evaporation is reduced, water is recycled and separated resins are used as fuel. The process solution, including the application of an ultrafiltration system for mechanical pulping mills, won the Metso EcoInnovation prize in 2003.

New solutions for water recycling

Conventional mill water treatment includes the removal of solids coming from screens, cleaners and other fiber purification processes to the effluent, and the removal of excess white water. When water consumption is reduced, the soluble and colloidal components are removed with smaller water volumes which also means higher concentrations in the mill water system if there are no internal kidneys. The Save-All systems also retain the detrimental colloidal material to the fiber fraction. Internal water purification is a sustainable way to control these impurities. The amount of dissolved and colloidal impurities in mill water systems is also increasing due to the following tendencies: Use of cheaper wood material with higher extractive concentrations Increased use of recycled papers and a decrease in recycled paper quality Increased use of paper making chemicals Higher converting of papers more glues, inks, plastics and other impurities in recycled ber It is usually clear ltrate that is discharged from the mill. However, in order to keep the colloidal impurity concentrations at a reasonable level, dirtier water fractions,

OptiFilter-CR ultraltration at coating color recovery.





Reduction of load to efuent treatment and recipient by recovering raw material

Wood resins can be recovered from mill waters and used for energy production, for example. At the same time, natural wood based poorly biodegradable wood resins are removed from the water. The removal of resins reduces the toxicity of the effluent prior to the biological treatment and improves the quality of treated effluent. One way to reduce effluent load and waste amount is with the recovery of coating colors. The recovery of coating colors by ultra-

Metso Paper is developing more environmentally friendly papermaking processes. Chemical and water management know-how and systems deliveries are an elemental part of this development.

filtration can pay investment costs back in a short period based on savings in coating chemicals. In addition, the recovery system reduces solid load from effluent treatment and reduces the amount of dumped waste. The operation efficiency at effluent pre-treatment and secondary treatment is improved, as the dispersion agents and colloidal solids are recovered to papermaking.

A FlooBed bioreactor process at a board mill.

Closing the water cycles at recycled ber mills

In recycled fiber, sticky-concentrations are increasing due to changes in raw material quality. The macrostickies can be removed with screening, but microstickies and potential stickies are creating runnability problems, going through screens, cleaners and disc filters with the fiber fraction to the paper machine water system. An alternative to reduce the amount of stickies in water cycles is to treat press filtrate, instead of clear filtrate, with microflotation. In the deinking process a lot of water is removed with rejects to reject dewatering and a relatively large amount of make-up water is needed. We prefer to discharge all the reject press water to biological purification. Although the solid concentration may be low, the recycling of that water increases the concentration of potential stickies and may cause problems at the paper machine. We are introducing the implementation of an aerobic bioreactor based system to purify mill waters and to take additional make-up water to the deinking process through the bioreactor system, when needed.

Role of biological treatment in closing the water cycles

Biological water treatment reduces concentrations of organic material (typically measured as COD and BOD). The removal of organic acids results in an increase in pH, which in turn results in precipitation and the removal of hardness salts and heavy metals. Sulfides are odorous and increase corrosion potential. The aerobic biological kidney also reduces

anaerobic compounds, odor problems and biocide consumption. Zero efuent mills, which have no biological kidneys, have faced some problems. The high levels of nes, salts and organic impurities interfere with the wet end chemistry. Decreased wire section retention has resulted in larger doses of retention chemicals and in the use of more expensive chemicals. Some mills have had corrosion problems and a lot of older piping has been replaced. Caramel-like deposits have been found on such places as machine surfaces, ventilation ducts and the ceiling. The need for machine and ventilation system cleaning and maintenance is high. There is a bad odor in the mill working air and even in the product. An increased biocide dosage is needed, which is expensive, and does not meet the requirements of sustainable development. The effect of biological kidneys on white water quality at OCCpackaging paper mills has been visualized in figure 1. The concentrations are only indicative and they depend on mill solutions. In cases A and B the water going to biological treatment has been minimized and only reject press water is taken in. A bigger kidney flow through biological treatment has been introduced in case D. In case C, without biological purication, a lower water pH is evaluated, which increases the biological activity and the COD load slightly. In addition, more chemicals are needed for the water system and machine washing in this case. If, in case D, ultrafiltration was installed after the biological loop (like in case B), the concentrations would be roughly the same as are given for the shown and preferred alternative.

Mill A Open 3 m3/t efuent COD 7 440 Ca 1 160 Butyric acid 50 Comductivity 5 500 Chlorides 190

Mill B Conventional ZLD COD 7 630 Ca 770 Butyric acid 50 Comductivity 8 100 Chlorides 490









Mill C Save-All COD 32 000 Ca 5 000 Butyric acid 200 Comductivity 17 900 Chlorides 800

Mill D Modern way for ZLD COD 3 040 Ca 280 Butyric acid < 10 Comductivity 6 700 Chlorides 490







Figure 1. Typical mill white water quality in mills with different water cycles. Concentrations have been adapted to the same type of raw material.

Our solution is based on the system according to case D. It includes two separate kidney loops. Biological treatment is used at stock preparation as a kidney. Ultrafiltration is used to produce shower water from PM filtrates. The benefits of the solution are as follows.

pler than conventional effluent treatment with high purification requirements.

Future water management

Tight mill closure requires a new way of thinking. Economical solutions need an approach that is mill-wide and exceeds profit center limits. It should also be kept in mind that savings or losses through mill runnability and product quality are much more critical for mill profitability than water treatment costs. In the future, water management will be instead of effluent treatment - an essential part of the process for gaining product quality and mill runnability criteria, in the way mechanical fiber cleaning was regarded earlier. I

Independent kidney operations mean more stable mill processes

Deposition risks at the paper machine are minimized when the mixing of water of different temperature and chemical compositions is minimized. Chemical costs decrease when ultrafiltration removes stickies, bacteria and cationic charge from the PM water loop. Dewaterability at the paper machine is better when ultrafiltrated PM white water is used instead of biologically treated water. This saves energy and gives potential for capacity increase. The investment costs for the conventional solution (case A) and the zero effluent Metso solution (case D) are at the same level. This is made possible because the bioreactor process used to gain the kidney effect is much sim-


For more information, please contact:

Timo Sutela Development Manager, Water Management Systems Metso PaperChem Raisio, Finland e-mail: timo.sutela@metso.com

Chemical pulp mills have increasingly based their production on eucalyptus and acacia from plantations. This trend has brought new challenges to the debarking process: in other words, how to reduce wood losses due to fragile wood species and a high bark content in chips resulting from tough, stringy bark. Metso Paper has developed a revolutionary process improvement, GentleBarking (pat. pending), to eliminate these quality problems in handling expensive pulp mill raw materials.

- a log debarking method for higher yield


GentleBarking method results in less wood loss, better chip quality, lower operating and

Process development in debarking
Pulp and paper mills have been debarking pulp-wood in debarking drums for over a century. Throughout the years, the basic principle of the process has remained unchanged. The pile of logs fed into the drum is put into a crosswise tumbling or rolling motion by rotating the drum, which is fitted with log lifters mounted on the inside of the drum shell. The whole mass of logs moves ahead slowly along the drum length because the drum slopes down towards the discharge opening. While tumbling and rolling inside the drum, the logs rub and hit against each other and bark loosens from the log surface. The drum shell has slots through which the loose bark should come out of the drum. In other words, the barking drum is a combination of debarker and bark separation screen. Over the course of time, the method has developed from batch debarking to a continuous debarking process. In batch debarking, the debarking drum is filled to a high degree while keeping the discharge gate closed and rotating the drum. The batch tumbles in the drum until the logs are debarked, the gate is opened and the logs are discharged grad-

In spite of the bark slots, a great amount of loose bark still exits with logs from the discharge end of the drum, as shown in this picture of a conventional debarking process.

ually from the drum. This method is still used by some mills where the prime target is not to minimize wood loss or to focus on the quality of the end product but instead to overemphasize log cleanliness. This debarking method may cause more than 10% wood loss and a very high percentage of broken logs and broomed log ends. During the last 20 years, while required debarking line capacities have risen to up to 300-350 solid m3/h, drum debarking has been developed into a process where logs are fed continuously into the drum and also discharged continuously from the drum by adjusting the discharge gate position. The aim of this method is to maintain an even discharge rate from

the drum by weighing the log flow on the drum discharge conveyor. The correct retention time in the drum is achieved by measuring the drum weight and by adjusting the discharge gate position. In the event of an operational disturbance in the process line after the debarking drum, for instance a chipper blockage or a switch-off by the metal detector, the discharge gate is closed and the drum continues running. This method also generates plenty of wood loss due to discharge gate movements, and it may result in an uneven log flow to the chipper infeed, thus making the chipper line susceptible to further disturbances. In the two methods mentioned above the aim is to remove the bark

from the drum through the bark slots, onto a bark conveyor situated below the drum. To debark wood species with stringy, tough bark, which is also difcult to crush into small pieces, separation of the loose bark requires a long barking drum although a much shorter drum length would be adequate to debark the logs. In spite of the length of the barking drum and the number of slots, a great amount of loose eucalyptus or acacia bark, for instance, still exits with logs from the discharge end of the drum onto the chipper line. In the chips, this bark is regarded as a serious contaminant unless it can be separated from the log ow. Drawbacks of the methods described above:
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The operating principle of the GentleBarking process is simple and unique. The drum is only for debarking the logs and the loose bark is separated from the log ow with a special conveyor.

Spruce logs in the drum, 10 m from infeed. Log length 1-3 m, dia 15 cm. Drum length 35 m, dia 5 m. Drum rotation speed 7.5 rpm. Debarking capacity 180 sob-m3h.

Eucalyptus globulus logs in the drum, 8 m from infeed. Log length 2.4 m, dia 15-20 cm. Drum length 30 m, dia 5 m. Drum rotation speed 6.3 rpm. Debarking capacity 180 sob-m3/h.

The same Eucalyptus globulus debarking process, the logs have now travelled 15 m from the point of infeed and are already clean.

maintenance costs and higher uptime.

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Substantial wood loss due to too long retention time Variation in chip quality due to uneven operation High breakdown frequency High percentage of bark in chips for certain wood species To eliminate these drawbacks, Metso Paper has developed a revolutionary debarking method. As an investment, the new method is also considerably less expensive and the process much simpler to control.

Mill-scale studies
One stimulus to this innovation was the authors observation when he visited a eucalyptus wood room where it was possible to see inside the debarking drum, about 10 m from the infeed end. Although the drum of this plant was about 35 m long, the bark had clearly been removed from the log surface in the first 10 m of the drum length. This gave Metso the impetus to carry out mill-scale studies with various wood species on how the debarking process progresses inside the drum. In all cases where eucalyptus is debarked in a debarking drum, the bark is removed from the log surface in the first 8-12 m of drum length. These studies clearly show

that as far as the pure debarking process is concerned, the remainder of the drum length, the final 15-25 m, is unnecessary and causes wood breakage and unreasonably high wood loss. Similar observations have been made about spruce debarking, with less dramatic consequences. The challenge is therefore to separate the bark effectively from the log flow after debarking. Metso Paper had already solved this problem by developing an effective bark separation method for the chipper line after the debarking drum. As described above, an additional bark separation system is necessary for eucalyptus and acacia debarking systems even if the drum shell has bark slots. Compared to the earlier equipment, the bark separation method developed by Metso separates the bark from the chipper feed line more effectively and reduces wood loss.

Benets of GentleBarking
The significant advantage of GentleBarking is a shorter barking drum allowing less retention time, which means fewer wood losses and less wood breakage. Another improvement is the even discharge rate from the debarking drum achieved with a fundamental change in the dis-

charge gate operating principle. In the new method, the discharge gate does not function as a sluicegate at all, but instead has been replaced with a regulating device causing minimal interference to the smoothness of the log flow. This means that one substantial source of log breakage and wood loss has been eliminated from the process. The function of the regulator device is merely to set the drum filling degree at a level which corresponds to the prevailing debarking conditions. On the other hand, the line capacity cannot be regulated by the position of the gate but only by the amount of logs loaded onto the log receiving conveyor. This regulator device does not close the outlet of the drum when interruptions in the line occur, instead the whole line stops and when the disturbance has been rectified the line is restarted from the stabilized situation. Because the loose bark is not separated from the log flow in the barking drum, the drum shell has no slots, which means that the bark chutes and bark conveyor under the drum are no longer needed and the elevation height of the entire debarking line can be reduced by several meters. This brings substantial savings in construction costs and space require-

ments, which improves and facilitates the utilization of space in the area. The GentleBarking method also simplifies the transition to a completely automatic process control, which prevents human error in process operations and eliminates differences between the working procedures of shift crews, usually seen as quantitative and qualitative variations in production. Further benefits are achieved through longer drum lifetime and less maintenance. In short, the new GentleBarking method results in less wood loss, better chip quality, lower operating and maintenance costs and higher uptime. Furthermore, the total investment cost of the system is much lower than that of present conventional methods. I


For more information, please contact:

Antti Tohkala Vice President, Woodhandling Chemical Pulping Business Line Pori, Finland e-mail: antti.tohkala@metso.com


Pulp bale de-wiring process

The latest development in pulp bale handling is a com

plete process for bale de-wiring introduced by Metso Paper. The first company to apply this technology is the Slovakian pulp and paper producer Neusiedler SCP, a.s. (former SCP Ruzomberok, a.s.), a member of the Neusiedler Group. The complete process comprises all equipment needed for the handling and de-wiring of both unitized and individual bales, as well as for transportation to the pulpers prior to the paper machine.

Smart solutions
The new de-wiring line utilizes all the smart solutions within the previously introduced Robobaling Technology concept. In just four years, Robobaling Technology has become renowned for delivering equipment combining high operational safety with high capacity. We are very satisfied with the completed development work. Now we want to get going with the marketing of the de-wiring line so our customers can make use of our first class equipment, says Mats Arnberg, Sales Manager.

Superior to competitors
The high capacity is partly due to the built-in self-diagnosis system with auto-start, which permits an

alternative operation mode in case of disturbances. This means few shutdowns of short duration. Stefan Nordhlling, who is responsible for the machines, explains that there are a number of built-in sensors sensing when the machine is in motion. If there is no indication of motion an alarm is shown on the display. It takes approximately 30 seconds to dewire a bale. One of the many advantages of the new de-wiring line, which can be adapted to all bales on the market, is its excellent de-wiring efficiency, according to Nordhlling. Thanks to a built-in metal detector, bales that cannot be properly de-wired are collected with a reject conveyor, he explains. During the development of todays modern de-wiring equipment, the basic philosophy has been to design the machines in modules ready for operation. All machines and conveyors are equipped with the PLC control system and a eld bus technique,

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excellent de-wiring efciency

which means less programming and cable work during installation. per mills reconstruction of PM 18. Thanks to the reconstruction, production of copying paper has almost doubled, from 160,000 tons to 300,000 tons per year. The bale de-wiring line consists of a conveyor system, a combined down-stacker and a unit de-wiring system, a single bale de-wiring system (Robocoiler), a metal detector system, a Robotechnology control system with remote access, engineering and erection supervision. Embedded software and control systems in the equipment will facilitate short erection and startup times. The scope also includes checkout, start-up and training. A standard solution for the control system is a modern operator interface with touch displays. There is a minimum training time for the operators and this facilitates maintenance and traditional supervision. The troubleshooting possibilities have been greatly appreciated by customers. Should Ruzomberok need assistance in spite of the excellent reliability of the equipment, there is remote access included in the delivery for the benefit of the customer in case of any problems. Metso Paper has a long-term and relatively strong position in the mill as regards chemical and mechanical pulping and woodhandling. This has proven beneficial. The specialists within the SCP appreciate Metso Papers technical solutions, professional approach, flexibility and local presence. This has resulted in orders totaling 10 million euros in the last eight months. To Metsos advantage were the very reliable key machine Robocoiler and a simple de-wiring process. Flexible technical solutions secure separate operations on the two de-wiring lines, points out Borivoj Tomis, Managing Director of Metso Paper Czech Republic. I

First installation to Ruzomberok

Ruzomberok is Slovakias leading manufacturer of wood-free graphic and office paper and board. All products within the companys wide production program are intended for a special further application. Ruzomberok has highly specialized operations according to Western European Standards, with five paper machines producing 340,000 tons of different quality papers and boards per year. Ruzomberok is now investing in a completely new de-wiring line. Furthermore, the present dewiring line and pulp line are being upgraded from 350 BDMT/D to 800 BDMT/D of hardwood pulp. The increase in produced pulp is necessary to meet with increased requirements after the pa-


Project implementation
Assembly and start-up are estimated at two weeks, starting at the beginning of October. One reason this is feasible is that we also have combined down-stacking and unit de-wiring, explains Nordhlling.

For more information, please contact:

Mats Arnberg Sales Manager Baling Technology Sundsvall, Sweden e-mail: mats.arnberg@metso.com

Stora Enso Langerbrugge


Stora Enso successfully started up the worlds largest and most productive newsprint production line in Langerbrugge, Belgium on 31 May 2003. The OptiConcept production line no. 4, which uses 100 % recycled fiber, will produce approx. 400,000 tpy of standard 45 g/m2 newsprint.

Stora Enso, Langerbrugge Mill Manager Stig Andersson.


Productivity has been excellent, says Mill Manager Stig Andersson. Runnability is also good. On the subject of paper quality I can say that literally all paper quality factors have been good or excellent right from the start-up. whole new mill from Metso The OptiConcept paper maAutomation. Metso Drives supchine has a wire width of 11.1 m plied the mechanical drives for the and a trim width at reel of 10.4 m. paper machinery, including, for The design speed is 2000 m/min. example, DRG drive units for the Metso Papers delivery package aldryer section and OptiReel center so included an OptiCart jumbo drives. reel cart, paper machine process The paper machine comprises air and runnability systems and an OptiFlo headbox, OptiFormer, components, OptiSlush broke OptiPress, OptiReel Plus, and a pulpers, a Dissolved Air Flotation single-nip OptiSoft SlimLine cal(DAF) process water treatment ender. system, two WinBelt L winders This giant production line aims and a WinBelt SR salvage winder, to be in full swing by 2005. I and DCS control systems for the


For more information, please contact:

Esa Pntinen Project Manager Paper Business Line Jyvskyl, Finland e-mail: esa.pontinen@metso.com

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Kruger Wayagamack
I N S TA L L S P M 4 O N - L I N E O P T I C O N C E P T LW C PA P E R L I N E Metso Paper is currently supplying Kruger Wayagamack, Inc. of Qubec, Canada, with a large On-Line OptiConcept LWC papermaking line. The 200,000 tpy line will start up at the Trois-Rivires mill this fall. Kruger selected Metso Papers latest, well-proven OptiConcept technology based on its very successful references. The total value of the Relance 2002 project, including mill upgrades, is approx. CAD 400 million.
Using groundwood furnish, the line will produce LWC grade #5, mostly in a basis weight range of 41 to 60 g/m2. Production is targeted at the domestic market. Jean-Yves Ouellet, Manager, Corporate Engineering, remarked during the peak installation period that Our cooperation with Metso has been very good and efficient. We had worked with Metso before, so we quite easily found the right ways to operate and communicate efficiently. According to Metsos on-site Project Manager Juhani Tero, the project has advanced smoothly, thanks, in part, to Metsos solid experience with large LWC production lines, not least the worlds largest LWC line at Cartiere Burgo, in Verzuolo, Italy. The only challenges experienced during this project had to do with the severe winter storms in the North Atlantic Ocean during some of our shipments, pointed out Tero. It took extra effort from all of us to secure the safe and timely delivery of goods to the site. We highly appreciate Krugers high-class expertise and rapid assistance in this matter. The new PM 4 will have a wire width of 8.0 meters and a design speed of 1500 m/min. The Metso Paper delivery package consists of OptiFlo headbox, OptiFormer forming section, SymPress B, SymRun dryer section, OptiHard SlimLine machine calender, OptiSizer, On-Line OptiLoad calender, and OptiReel Plus. A coating kitchen, paper machine ventilation, process air systems and runnability components are also included, as are machine pulpers and a WinBelt winder. Metso Automation will supply the DCS and Sensodec systems. The Wayagamack mill in TroisRivires, Quebec, is located on the St. Lawrence River, some 150 km northeast of Montreal. Kruger Wayagamack Inc. is part of the Publication Paper Group of Kruger Inc. and is one of the few privately-owned companies in the Canadian pulp and paper industry. The companys annual paper production currently exceeds 1.6 million metric tonnes. I


Jean-Yves Ouellet, Manager, Corporate Engineering, Kruger Wayagamack with Metso Papers Juhani Tero (left).

For more information, please contact:


Juhani Tero Project Manager Paper Business Line Jyvskyl, Finland e-mail: juhani.tero@metso.com

Gaspsia Papers goes on-line


The company has begun a major rebuild project at their mill in Chandler, Qubec, Canada.

The mills PM 1 will be modernized and upgraded to a high-quality online production line for coated and supercalendered printing and writing paper grades. The raw material will be bleached TMP and Kraft pulp and the paper basis weight range will be 60-80 g/m2. After the modernization the machine speed will be capable of increasing up to 1350 m/min. The rebuild will be completed by mid-2004. The Gaspsia Papers limited partnership was formed after the Fonds de Solidarit des travailleurs du Qubec (FTQ) purchased the Chandler mill from Abitibi-Consolidated about two years ago with plans to modernize the mill. In early June construction crews were already dismantling old machine sections and preparing the basement and new foundations for the new equipment. Metsos General Site Manager Rainer E. Harmainen was making preparations for the 15 Metso units, which will be supplying goods and personnel to the project. The small seaside town of Chandler in Qubecs eastern Gasp Peninsula is known for being an outdoorsmans dream; but it is also known for its extremely hard winters. For our Finnish project crews it will most probably be just another ski season. Weatherwise theyve already seen it all, from the jungles of the tropic to the freezing arctic, Harmainen smiles. Altogether, Metso will ship some 240 containers of machinery and equipment for the rebuild.

pulp production, stock preparation, papermaking and finishing, as well as a broad range of Metso Automation systems. Metso Papers scope begins with a 350 BDMT/D ber line utilizing a single line of CD-76 Reners in a three stage mainline, two stage reject rening conguration. The system also includes a new screening system utilizing OptiScreen multi-stage screens. To meet the high quality demands of the project, a two-stage MC/HC bleach plant will be supplied using Metso Papers TwinWire Presses to maximize pulp brightness while reducing chemical costs. In the stock preparation area, new kraft rening, paper machine and broke screening systems using the latest OptiFiner and OptiScreen technology are included. Also in the stock preparation scope are a full line of OptiSlush under machine pulpers.

Chandler PM 1 has a wire width of 6.8 m. It was originally installed in 1963 and rebuilt by Valmet in the late 1980s.

Automation systems across the board, and more

The order also includes one of the most extensive automation systems sold by Metso Automation in recent years, including a complete DNA system, a DCS system for bleached pulp, stock preparation, machine logic, machine process control, ve PaperIQ scanners, ve new-technology multi coat weight sensors, all CD controls including weight with dilution control, moisture with steambox, second CD moisture with IR dryers and CD caliper control (OptiHard), auto grade change on all MD controls including retention control, multivariable control, a PaperLab for complete testing, Sensodec systems for use on the OptiLoad and shoe press, Kajaani analyzers for paper machine wet end management WEM, RMis for retention control, CATi for cationic demand control and MCAis for total consistency management, brightness &

Extensive papermaking line rebuild

The on-line modernization of PM 1 will include a substantial rebuild of the wet end including upgrading a SymFlo headbox to a SymFlo D dilution control headbox, a SymFormer MB former, modification of the existing Twinver press into a 3-nip SymPress B shoe press, a pre-dryer section with the latest runnability components, an OptiHard pre-calender, two OptiSizer coating sections, TurnDry air dryers followed by infrared dryers, an OptiLoad 10 calender, an OptiReel reel, a WinBelt suboor winder, a process ventilation, steam and condensate system, roll handling systems, a coating kitchen and machine circulations.

residual sensors for TMP bleaching control and PQMs for Thermo Mechanical Pulp strength optimization, a web brake camera system and a web inspection system. The order also includes all auxiliary systems for lubrication, mechanical drives and controls, a complete package of spare parts, installation and supervision, a support package for after start-up, a basic training package and a cooperation agreement between Gaspsia and Metso. I


For more information, please contact:

Full range of ber processing technology

The Metso order includes an extensive package of Metso Paper equipment for highly bleached

Jyrki Strengell Vice President, Sales Paper and Board Business Lines Jrvenp, Finland e-mail: jyrki.strengell@metso.com

Ryuzo Shibano, Deputy General Manager of the Instrumentation Department, says the results have been very good, with the ash content much more stable.

Japanese producer Nippon Paper Industries is using two Kajaani systems in a novel way to keep newsprint quality within tight product specications and minimize chemical costs.Shibano, Deputy General the It is also among Manager Ryuzo of the Instrumentation retention says rst in the world to use the kajaaniRMi Department, the results have been very good, with the analyzer to monitor ash in DIP. ash content much more stable.

The Nippon Paper Kushiro mill, located on Hokkaido Island in northern Japan, makes about 1 200 tons of printing paper a day, with about 90% of the output being newsprint. The three paper machines at Kushiro are Bel-Baie II units which were installed and rebuilt between 1960 and 1977. The mill uses a mixture of deinked pulp (DIP), thermomechanical pulp (TMP) and bleached kraft pulp (BKP) to feed the three newsprint machines. DIP is by far the major component of the furnish, with the proportions of DIP/TMP/BKP varying somewhat but DIP for newsprint generally increasing. There are several DIP lines at the mill making a total of 920 tons per day. Each of the lines consists of a pulper, rough screen, otation deinking, fine screening, peroxide bleaching and after-washing. Incoming raw material for the DIP lines consists of both old newspapers (ONP) and old magazines (OMG).

In an effort to get better control of the ash content in the final product, approximately two years ago the mill decided to install a kajaaniRMi unit to monitor ash levels in the DIP. The analyzer was developed mainly for retention monitoring and control on the wet end of paper machines but, after discussions with the Kushiro mill, Metso Automation suggested that its advanced ash measuring capabilities might be a good solution. Kushiro agreed and thus became the first mill in Asia, and one of the first in the world, to use the new generation RMi to measure ash in DIP.

A balancing act in the pressroom

Ash content is very tightly specified and monitored by the mills customers, which are mainly the very big, and demanding, newspaper publishers in Japan. Contracts for newsprint specify ash ranges, which are managed very strictly. These specifications are required to balance the competing demands of opacity and strength, with ash being good for opacity but bad for strength and press room runnability. The ash level in the DIP furnish varies widely, since the ash content in the incoming old newspapers and magazines fluctuates from day to day and even from minute to minute. Therefore the paper mill has a balancing act of its own to perform. We have three DIP lines each with different ash levels. In addition, we are mixing in TMP and BKP, so the ash is fluctuating all


Nippon Paper Kushiro Mill

the time, says Ryuzo Shibano, Deputy General Manager of the Instrumentation Department at Kushiro mill. To get control over the situation we installed the analyzer with three sampling points, one at the end of each line just before the mixing chest. Before the kajaaniRMi system was installed the mill lacked any rapid means of monitoring ash levels in the DIP furnish being fed to the paper machines. The only measurement it had was at the end of the machine, where the QCS system measured ash in the sheet just before the reel. That meant there was a very long delay between the production of the DIP and the measurement of ash content at the reel. It therefore took a long time before the operators knew the result of any corrective actions that they had taken and by the time they got those results the actual situation could have changed again. the ash content of the incoming ONP and OMG could easily have changed. It quite simply wasnt very precise. Since the installation of the RMi, the situation has changed dramatically, says Shibano. The operators confirm that it will be a very useful tool, making it much easier to monitor and control the ash level on each of the three DIP lines. If ash is too high, they can cut the amount of OMG coming in immediately. On the other hand, if ash is too low, they can add filler at the end of the line. In this way, the RMi is used as an extra window on the process conditions of the DIP lines. The results are excellent. The ash content in the paper at the end of the machine is much more stable now, says Shibano. We are simply able to use this as an advanced measuring tool so we can take corrective action much earlier and more directly. We looked at other possible equipment and solutions to monitor ash, but the Kajaani system seemed to be the most technically advanced and the best tool for us. We are very pleased with this decision. paper brightness more stable and in spec. On the DIP lines the CORMECi is used for the continuous monitoring of both brightness and residual ink. We have been very happy with the Cormec units, says Shibano. The CORMECi is very useful on the DIP line as well as on the KP line. For the residual ink, we use the reading to adjust the otation chemicals. If we are getting too much residual ink coming through with the washed stock we make adjustments to remove more ink in the otation process. On the BKP line, which makes market pulp for outside customers as well as for use on the newsprint machines, the mill uses the CORMECi to keep bleaching chemical consumption under tighter control. Just as we did with the RMi for ash monitoring, we are using the CORMECi to get faster feedback so we can make adjustments to the bleaching chemical addition much more rapidly. Tighter controls mean fewer peaks and valleys in the brightness gures and that gives more on-target pulp at the lowest possible chemical cost. No overbleaching is needed to keep within brightness specs anymore.

A new way of looking at things

By taking standard technology and applying it in a novel way, the Kushiro mill has been solving an issue that has long been a big difficulty for DIP producers, namely wide fluctuations in the furnish fed to paper machines. Shibano is obviously pleased to have a solution for these problems: We solved a couple of problems at once. We have a much more stable quality of stock reaching the paper machines, which makes it easier to control the process. That saves us a lot of headaches. At the same time, and most importantly, we have better quality control on the newsprint we are making. We have the specs in a much tighter band, helping to lower costs and keep our very demanding customers satisfied. I

Much faster corrective action

Shibano explains further: Before the RMi ash monitor was installed, the process was not easily controlled. The ratio of ONP and OMG is generally kept constant and OMG has a large amount of clay or ash since it is mostly coated paper. If there were any changes in ash levels, we would have to wait until the end of the paper machine to see what they were. It was not very direct feedback, meaning we could be making a large amount of off-spec paper while we tried to get the ash back on target. And by the time the paper showed up on the reel,

On-line residual ink and brightness monitoring

The Kushiro mill is also using another Metso Automation monitoring instrument to its advantage, to shorten the feedback loop and maintain tighter product specs. It is the kajaaniCORMECi brightness sensor. This in-line measurement is being used on the DIP lines, as well as on the bleached kraft pulp line, to keep

The RMi offers an extra window into the process conditions, giving the operators a better understanding of what is happening along the line.


Continuous brightness monitoring is carried out with the CORMECi units.

For more information, please contact:

applies new tools to measure ash and residual ink in DIP

Teuvo Peltomki Solutions Manager Metso Automation Kajaani, Finland e-mail: teuvo.peltomaki@metso.com


Worlds fastest tissue

PM 1 is an impressive unit, quietly moving along at world record speeds.


moves ahead with the



Following a meticulous and systematic optimization program, coupled with the introduction of an 11 gsm Slim facial tissue grade, the Tokushima mill in Japan has succeeded in running PM 1 at 2,050 m/min for ve days straight.

Satoshi Hosokawa, General Manager of Production at the Tokushima mill.

Oji-Nepias PM 1

at the Tokushima mill is an impressive piece of equipment. Moving along at average speeds of up to 2,050 m/min, it is known as the worlds fastest tissue machine. At the same time, the 6.1m-wide unit is also Asias largest tissue machine, making around 45,000 tons/yr of facial tissue, bath tissue and kitchen towel grades. PM 1, which is a Valmet Periformer Crescent former from Metso Paper, produces tissue with a grammage range of between 11 and 25.5 gsm. Built in 1998, the machine features a twolayer headbox with dilution profiling, a steambox, a 5.5 m Yankee dryer and a soft nip calender. Wire width is 6.1 m and the sheet trims

at 6.03 m, with the resulting reels being slit on the winder into three 2-m-wide rolls for converting. The mill converts all of its tonnage on site, with two Perini units handling the rolled products and 20 PCMC lines producing boxed facial tissue, the mills main product. PM 1 is clearly the baby of the mills General Manager of Production, Satoshi Hosokawa, a man who speeds around his mill at a pace that comes quite close to equaling the machine. As he races through the plant he points out various improvements that have been made for speed and, perhaps more importantly, overall productivity. I know this machine very well, says Hosokawa. We are continuously testing it and pushing to optimize all of the variables.
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record by running at 2,050 for ve straight days. We had hoped to be able to reach a maximum speed of 2,100 m/min, says Hosokawa, but, due to limitations in the fan pump, it now appears that 2,050 will be the top speed. I am not really too concerned about the maximum, it is more important to maintain a high average speed, meaning better production efficiency. Hosokawa joined the Tokushima mill in 2000, coming from the companys Nagoya tissue mill, which is also sometimes referred to as the Kasugai mill. Since then he has been very involved in the systematic effort to bring PM 1 up the speed curve. He has a very broad technical background in the paper industry, starting in 1978 as an operator in the Tomioka mill. Located near the Tokushima mill, Tomioka is dedicated mainly to printing and writing grades. He worked there in various roles, including operations, project management and maintenance, from 1978 to 1993, before moving to the companys corporate engineering headquarters in Tokyo for four years. Relocating to the Nagoya mill in 1997, Hosokawa got his first experience on tissue machinesthere as Senior Production Manager. Then in March 2000, he was transferred to Tokushima, where he assumed his present role as GM of Production. duced rate. This proved to be a good time for the new crew to learn about the big new machine as most of the 80 mill workers at Tokushima came from the nearby Tomioka and Kanzaki printing paper mills, with no previous tissue making experience. The reduced production speed due to the weak market, coupled with intensive training, provided ideal conditions for the new operators to get accustomed to the tissue machine. Starting in 2000 the Tokushima team has been working with the speed up program which, Hosokawa says, has not always been extremely smooth. We sometimes upset the operation. For example, in 2000 as part of our effort to speed up, we ran tests for three months to find the best Yankee dryer coating chemicals. We caused a lot of breaks due to the experiments and I must admit my bosses were not very pleased. But they understand that trial and error is part of learning and eventually we came up with the best chemicals and application method. Hosokawa concedes that, for now, 2,050 m/min will be the practical speed limit. The limitation we now have is rather hard to get around: the fan pump feeding the headbox is at its practical flow capacity, so reaching 2,100 m/min or higher would require a new fan pump. That, he believes, would be too large an investment for the expected benefit. He had originally calculated that 2,100 m/min would be attainable in 2003 with the existing fan pump. But, due to market requirements for softer tissue to justify higher prices, Hosokawa had to change the jet/wire ratio late last year. While he had previously been running the J/W ratio at 0.90 it was upped to 0.93 to improve the sheet softness. The increased ow volume required for the higher J/W ratio meant the fan pump had topped out as far as capacity was concerned at 2,050 m/min.

Here in January of this year the machine is running 2,010 m/min, although in May it ran for ve days at 2,050 m/min.

The machine, and the mill, started up in December 1998. Approximately two years later, in October 2000, the company developed and started making a product called Slim Tissue, which is 200 two-ply sheets of facial tissue (197 x 229 mm) in a compact box just 50 mm high. This compared with the previously existing facial tissue box, which was 65 mm high, meaning that the Slim grade required an extremely low basis weight of 11 gsm. In space-conscious Japan, the saving of 20% on the size of the omnipresent facial tissue box makes a large difference and the compact box was a big hit with consumers.

Tokushima built on greeneld site

Before 1998 all of Oji-Nepias tissue mills had been in the northern and eastern part of the country, with plants located in Tokyo, Nagoya and Hokkaido Island. Based on a strategy of reaching the southern and western markets in Japan, OjiNepia decided to build the machine at a new mill, essentially alongside but across the river from the existing Tomioka integrated printing and writing paper mill. During the first two years after startup, the weak tissue market conditions in Japan forced OjiNepia to run the machine at a re-

High average speed for best efciency

Slowly but surely the machine crew has moved up the speed curve, surpassing 2000 m/min for the first time in December 2001. Then in December 2002, Tokushima succeeded in running at 2,050 m/min for 80 hours in a row and most recently, in May of this year, PM 1 continued its

Blow box to eliminate ballooning

Another change was made in April of this year when the mill installed


Most of the tonnage coming off the machine goes into boxed facial tissue.

a blow box from Metso to increase sheet stability on the reel. This has helped eliminate the sheet flutter and subsequent ballooning effect that sometimes occurs between the sheet and the reel drum at high speed, causing wrinkles. Another key in the effort to run at or over 2000 m/min has been the Yankee dryer surface treatment methods that Tokushima has used. Based on a Valmet system, the spray unit has been modified, says Hosokawa, to allow high production speeds while maintaining quality. He is understandably reluctant to reveal any details of the Yankee surface treatment technique, although it is clear that this is one of the crucial elements for high speed production.

Machine crew very positive

Hosokawa is pleased to point out that the machine operators have been extremely cooperative in working with him as they pursue higher speeds. The crew here is very enjoyable to work with. As is well-known in the paper industry, machine crews in many mills

can be reluctant to make changes to increase the speed since that raises the risk of breaks. But the operators here have a great cando attitude and they really put their heart into working together to get the best out of this machine. He further explains that this may partially be due to the fact that, when the PM started in 1998, very few of the crew had experience in tissue making. Some had worked with paper coating at the nearby Tomioka mill, but they were free from any bias or preconceptions about what a tissue machine could or could not do. Clearly this can-do attitude has been an asset as they have done something that no other machine crew in the world has accomplished, namely running at 2,050 m/min for extended periods. Using the absolute latest tissue making technology from Metso, coupled with a high level of support from Oji-Nepias management, the Tokushima PM 1 team has made it look easy. I

After this article was written, Oji-Nepias PM 1 has reported continuous production at 2,080 m/min for a considerable time.


For more information, please contact:

Ingmar Andersson Vice President Tissue Business Line Karlstad, Sweden e-mail: ingmar.andersson@metso.com

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Wiser in Karlstad


A new kind of customer training course provided a fresh opportunity for process and R&D engineers in the tissue industry this spring. During four days in April at Metso Paper in Karlstad, 20 engineers were offered deeper understanding and a new perspective on the machinery they work with daily. This rst advanced course at Metso Paper Karlstad focused on the press and Yankee sections.

The rst advanced course at Metso Paper Karlstad in April focused on the press and Yankee sections.


coming from M-real Husum, which makes writing and printing paper. Since this course I have had a better understanding of how the press roll and Yankee cylinder work together to make good tissue paper. The teachers really knew their subjects, and they were able to convey this knowledge to us engineers.

For four days

Useful visit to R&D Center

she has been working at the Georgia-Pacic R&D center in France. Being fairly new to working at a production site, she found the course gave her a good overview of the different aspects of the Yankee cylinder and air caps system. I found the mechanical sections of the course, such as Yankee cylinder crowning, fairly comprehensive, Kate explains. I could have used some more help with the chemistry of coatings, though. Jyrki Leppaho has been with Mets Tissue as PM superintendent at the mill in Mntt in central Finland for about one and a half years. The discussions during the course, with teachers and other engineers, were of great value to him. There were engineers on this course from a number of countries, says Jyrki. The discussions were very useful; they gave me a picture of tissue making all over the world. The group tasks were especially useful in this aspect - this is something you could well do more of in training courses like this one. The theory classes were also good, and the teachers really knew their subjects well, Jyrki concludes. There was a general sense among participants that Metso Paper was

Metso Paper experts explained every detail of the press and Yankee sections, and every aspect of the tissue process applicable to these sections. This four day course was the rst launch in a new Customer training product line at Metso Paper in Karlstad. Instead of locating the customer training on the customers own site, which would be the traditional thing to do, Metso Paper in Karlstad decided to try a new angle. They gathered engineers from customer companies all over the world in Karlstad. This arrangement made it possible for a number of the experts at Metso Paper Tissue Technology Center to take up a teaching role. All the teachers at this education week were in fact engineers at Metso Paper Karlstad, experts in all aspects of the press and Yankee sections of a tissue paper machine. They all got a thorough introduction to working as a teacher. It is a basic fact, of course, that our teachers have an expert knowledge of their subject, says Metso Papers Madelen Richardsson. But it is vital that they also have the ability to pass this knowledge on to their students. We also believe it important to take advantage of the know-how and experience that these students have from their own work.

right to let this course take place at home in Karlstad. This made it possible to visit Metso Papers pilot plants, and to get a closer look at the details they had just been discussing. Most participants also felt that the course covered the right subjects, and in a good way. The time schedule was quite tight, says Jyrki Leppaho. But thats all right, it shows we used the time we had profitably. I

Facts about the Metso Paper Karlstad Learning Center Metso Paper Karlstad Customer Training comprises six people: one manager, two training coordinators and three designers involved with the production of training courses and training material. The manager is Madelen Richardsson, a human science specialist with long experience of working with education and training.For a number of years she was working with human resources issues at the Ericsson group. Marika Samuelsson is one of the training coordinators, and responsible for the Press & Yankee Section Trainingdescribed in this article.Marika used to be an engineer with Metso, went on to working with education elsewhere, and is now back with Metso Paper Karlstad. The Metso Paper Karlstad Learning Center has two major tasks: 1. Training in connection with the delivery or rebuild of machinery.This kind of training is generally done on the mill site.Training the customers staff is an integrated part in the startup of new or rebuilt equipment. 2. Training as a product.Metso Paper Karlstad continuously tries to get all expert knowledge in the Metso Company down on paper.In this way the know-how can be further processed into training products. We systematically use the concept training products,says Madelen Richardsson.We want to stress the fact that they are products in their own right.Our goal is to produce training products that really help people to learn, rather than them just getting the information. Metso Paper has been giving courses in Sundsvall for some time and now wants to market advanced training courses at Metso Paper in Karlstad.This April saw the rst course being completed at Metso Paper in Karlstad, in the same building which harbors the Metso Technology Center.Metso Paper Karlstad Learning Center itself is a concept, not a building. I

Reality kicked in
Johan Bck, Mets-Tissue Katrinefors, got proof beyond expectation of just how well this course reected real life. Just home from Karlstad he was immediately involved in solving a problem he recognized well it proved to be more or less a copy of one of the group tasks. Johan Bck appreciated the fact that all theory lessons included discussions. This made it possible to put new facts into a broader picture, and understand the reality behind them. This week was important to me in my work, he says. I am quite new to tissue making,

Deeper understanding
I feel that I now understand the process more fully, together with having a greater appreciation of how minor process changes can affect the drying process, says Kate Leach, Process Engineer at the Papermaking division of GeorgiaPacic in Ramsbottom, UK. Kate got her paper science degree last year at the Technical University of UMIST in Manchester. After that


For more information, please contact:

Madelen Richardsson Manager Customer Training and Documentation Karlstad, Sweden e-mail: madelen.richardsson@metso.com

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Stora EnsoSachsen

located in Germany, has been one of the worlds top three newsprint mills for over seven consecutive years - since 1996 - and is very likely to continue in this position for the foreseeable future. The main factors that have influenced the achievement of this magnificent record are a strong will to always improve, combined with extensive cooperation with Metso. This has enabled continuous production capacity improvement on the machine.

Table 1. The production development of Sachsen PM 1 has a clear trend skywards. This is a perfect example of what the Metso Future Care concept is all about.


still on top
The latest rebuild as part of the machines improvement process was conducted successfully in January 24, 2003, with the installation of a new suction roll shell to the press. The suction roll shell is made of a new, revolutionary powder metallurgical duplex stainless steel material named Duplok, developed by Metso. Duplok has higher corrosion fatigue strength and longer shell lifetime than conventional stainless steel shells, even when operating at higher press nip loads. Stora Enso Sachsen GmbH is located in Eilenburg in Saxony state in Germany, right next to the heart of the European market. PM 1 was built by Valmet (Metso). It has a wire width of 10,000 mm and a design speed of 1700 m/min. The Sachsen mill was a greenfield project, which required a lot of new personal and intensive training. At the time it was one of the biggest foreign investments in the newly formed German states. The mill produces recycled newsprint named SAXES from 100% recovered paper (DIP), and it was Stora Ensos first such mill. The Many smiling faces at Sachsen PM 1(from left): Markku Alakoski (Metso mill also has its own deinking Paper), Christian Schrmann (Operations Manager PM 1), Dr. Ulrich Hke plant for pulp. (Manager Production & Technology) and Paavo Sirvi (Metso Paper).

Sachsen PM 1.

creased the dry content of the web after the wire section from 16% to 19% and also made the web moisture profile more consistent. The machines annual production capacity is now 330,000 tons, which is considerably more than the original design capacity of 280,000 tons per year. Production capacity development can be seen in Table 1. The main factors that have influenced this remarkable increase in productivity are a strong will to always improve, along with extensive cooperation with Metso.

Cooperation with Metso - like a partnership

The cooperation agreement between Sachsen mill and Metso Paper was already signed during the start-up phase of the machine. Cooperation has been very intensive right from the start. There have been four to five meetings a year where many fruitful and valuable discussions have been held. It is a platform for brainstorming and bringing up new ideas and solutions. Dr. Ulrich Hke, Manager Production & Technology, remarks: With this kind of cooperation we can hear the latest developments in technology and discuss any possible problems. You cannot stay as an island; the improvement process is not good that way. Cooperation with Metso is the best way to continuously improve. The cooperation has been excellent. We can really say that this is more like a partnership! Both parties are motivated to achieve the commonly set high targets, and the will to improve is always present. Christian Schrmann, Operations Manager PM 1, continues:

Continuous development
PM 1 started up on 31 August 1994 at a world record speed of 1243 m/min. The paper quality was good from the very beginning. Already by Christmas 1994, 1600 m/min could be reached. After the start-up phase, the machine was the worlds most productive newsprint machine for ve years (1996-2000). In 2001-2002
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the machine was in the top three, and today it has climbed to top two after the latest machine improvements. This is a magnificent record, bearing in mind that the machine uses conventional rollnip-technology. Actually, the Sachsen PM 1 is still the top machine in the world running without a shoe press.

Production [kg/cm/d; 48,8 g/m2]


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Sachsen mills main target is to stay in the top three newsprint machines in the world, whilst also further improving paper quality. To achieve this, the mills products, processes and working methods are constantly improved according to the latest and most environmentally friendly developments in technology. Another objective is to achieve over 90% effectiveness. In 2002, it was 89.7%, so the goal is getting close. One early target was to increase the dewatering capacity of the wire and press sections and to improve the cleanliness of the machine. In the first stage an optimization process to find the best fabrics for the press section was carried out. In step two, a high vacuum suction box was installed in the wire section, which in-

Target 2003



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Having this cooperation has been an effective forum to discuss our machines bottlenecks and to find clear solutions for them. It is nice to see where the current bottleneck is and to solve the problem. Then we can see where the next bottleneck is. When a solution is found, it is checked with calculations and often also with test trials on the machine. If the results are good, the solution will be installed on the machine. We think both sides benefit greatly from this kind of cooperation, says Dr. Hke. Metso would definitely agree. The cooperation with Stora Enso Sachsen GmbH is a perfect example of what the Metso Future Care concept is all about: it aims at the lifecycle management of customer processes through continuous support and responsiveness to changing needs.

Background of the latest rebuild

In 2000 - 2001, the machine reached its limit and the bottleneck was the draw from the center roll. One problem area was that the edges of the pick-up felt werent lasting long enough, which ultimately caused a flipping problem on the edges of the paper web. Schrmann explains: In the last months before the rebuild it was becoming increasingly clear that the dewatering capacity in the first two nips in the press section was not enough, particularly for higher grammages. The production speed had to be decreased more and more when we were running our heaviest 48.8 g/m2 and 52 g/m2 classes. The felts were becoming very tight due to the conventional press nips, and with the greater water amounts needed for higher grammages the water reSuction roll with Duplok shell

SymPress II

The layout of a SymPress II and a suction roll with Duplok shell.

The press suction roll with a new Duplok shell was installed successfully on January 24, 2003.

moval capacity was not sufficient. There was too much water in the nip, which acted like glue and finally caused a web break. Knowing that the dryness after the wire section had previously been improved to a very high level corresponding to modern top machines, it was natural to concentrate on the press section and its limitations. The adjustment of the running parameters of the press section types did not have a notable effect, and neither did changing the felt. It was becoming clear that a nip load increase in the press section could be the solution. This meant there was a need for major improvement. There was a specic target to reduce breaks and shorten breaktimes, to have a better time efficiency. After common discussions it was decided to carry out some test trials by increasing the nip loads in the 1st and 2nd press nips. The results were positive: the dewatering capacity in the press section got better, and it was believed to be the right remedy to solve the bottleneck. It was concluded that the last drop of potential could also be squeezed out

of the existing SymPress II with a 4th press (see layout above) by increasing the nip loads. Now the question was how to find a solution that enabled higher nip loads. The common fact is that press suction roll loads are often limited by the load limitations of the suction roll shell material, which was also the case here. A new shoe press was out of question because the mills backlog did not permit a machine downtime of the length that such an installation would require. Instead, the solution was Duplok.

Duplok - features, advantages and results

Duplok is a new revolutionary powder metallurgical duplex stainless steel material developed by Metso for suction roll shells. It has a higher corrosion fatigue strength and longer shell lifetime than conventional stainless steel shells even when operated at higher press loads. The goal of the Duplok rebuild in Sachsen was to enable higher press nip loads, and thus to increase the dewatering capacity. The Duplok suction roll shell is equipped with a grooved and blind-drilled polyurethane cover. Its large open surface area helps water removal in an increased nipload. Due to the softer roll cover the felt lifetime is also longer and the press nip a little bit wider. Thanks to the high strength properties of Duplok, the dimensions of the new suction roll shell body could remain the same even with increased nip loads. Therefore most of the components, for example the suction box and the

Table 2.

Results of the latest Duplok rebuild Before the Duplok rebuild st Press load in the 1 nip 87 kN/m Press load in the 2nd nip 95 kN/m Vacuum level in the press suction roll 40 kPa Monthly average speed, 45 g/m2 1650 m/min Monthly average speed, 48 g/m2 1600 m/min 2 Monthly average speed, 52 g/m 1540 m/min After the Duplok rebuild (February 2003) 100 kN/m 120 kN/m 45 kPa 1700 m/min 1690 m/min 1690 m/min Difference 13 kN/m 25 kN/m 5 kPa 50 m/min 90 m/min 150 m/min

bearing parts of the existing roll, could easily be used with the new Duplok shell. In Sachsen, the suction roll diameter increased by ca. 40 mm due to the thicker roll cover. Before this new roll could be mounted, some components in the surroundings had to be relocated. However, there was not much need to replace existing parts with new ones. The new layout was designed in such a way that use of the old uncovered roll is also possible. After careful planning, the installation was conducted on January 24, 2003. Test runs, program changes and start-up ran without any friction. The nip loads were increased, and the dewatering capacity increased as planned. In addition, there was no need to change the felt types in the press section. Schrmann says: There was a fear that due to the higher nip loads the paper would be pressed too much and become too dense. This did not happen, and we are very happy that there were no negative effects on the paper quality at all. Conversely, porosity and bulk actually improved! Schrmann continues: With the new Duplok suction roll, the nip load in the 1st nip was increased by 13 kN/m. The load increase was even bigger, 25 kN/m, in the 2nd nip. In addition to this, the vacuum level in the suction roll was increased too. These increased load and vacuum levels are demanding and are only possible to achieve with the new Duplok suction roll shell material. This is due to its increased corrosion fatigue strength and improved corrosion resistance. The detailed results of the Duplok rebuild are presented in Table 2. The results prove that a higher dewatering capacity in the press section can be utilized to increase production, especially when operating with heavy grades at high speeds. Our expectations have been exceeded, remarks Dr. Hke. The speed increase that is a consequence of the higher dryness enabled with this rebuild is remarkable. Since we got Duplok, running at 1700 m/min is easy. The speed increase when running with our heavier grades, like 52 g/m2,

was amazingly even 150 m/min. This is something we did not expect to achieve. So far it has been a success. The technology of Metso is outstanding. Making paper from 100 % DIP is very demanding, continues Schrmann, because it is dirty, sticky, elastic and more likely to break. With Duplok, the machines overall runnability has improved and the sheet break sensitivity has decreased. The higher nip loads have to be proven over time, after we gain some more experience and can optimize the process further. There are always certain problems with higher nip loads, as they cut across the usual limits used in the papermaking industry. But, if this concept is going to run without problems for the next few months, we are pretty sure many papermakers will follow our example. Following the excellent results gained with Duplok, Sachsen has purchased a second Duplok suction roll shell from Metso.

Duplok in a nutshell
Duplok is a revolutionary powder metallurgical duplex stainless steel material for suction roll shells, developed by Metso. Due to its ne microstructure and high alloying enabled with a powder metallurgical manufacturing method, Duplok shells have extremely high corrosion resistance and corrosion fatigue strength. Powder metallurgy is a manufacturing technology where fully dense pieces are pressed out of metal powder using high temperature and pressure.This method allows the manufacturing of alloys with signicantly better strength properties and a higher purity level than those made with conventional methods, such as casting. High strength properties and material quality contribute to longer roll shell lifetime. In a press suction roll position, Duploks high corrosion fatigue strength also gives possibilities for press nip load increases without changing suction roll dimensions and press geometry.Therefore Duplok can offer an easy way to increase the water removal capacity at the press. Better water removal and higher paper dryness after the press mean improved sheet wet strength and machine runnability, and also a certain decrease in steam consumption in the dryer section.The suction roll shell can also be equipped with a grooved soft cover that widens and softens the press nip, thereby extending the felt lifetime at higher nip loads and thus increasing the dewatering capacity of the press section. In cases where press runnability issues or drying capacity in the drying section have been the bottleneck limiting paper machine speed, Duplok can be the key to production increase. I

The future
Cooperation with Metso will naturally also continue after the Duplok rebuild. The next project is already approaching in September 2003. Then there will be an extensive rebuild of many sections of the machine: a new headbox, conversion of the existing wire section to an OptiFormer, new HiRun Plus runnability boxes for the rst two sections of the dryer group and a HS box in the 3rd section. Furthermore, the reversed group in the dryer section will be turned like a normal one. With the forthcoming rebuild we are aiming for further runnability and paper quality improvements. After the rebuild, the new target will be 1850 m/min. It just conrms that Metso has done a really good job in the past, because the machine has such good reserves, praises Dr. Hke. I

DUPLOK PM Super Duplex Stainless Steels

Corrosion resistance



Corrosion fatigue strength

Duplok Suction roll material comparison.


For more information, please contact:

Literature references: Stora Enso SPEzial Magazine (SPEzial, Mitarbeiterzeitschrift Stora Enso Sachsen GmbH, Ausgabe 36/1/2003), article Neue Presssaugwalze montiert (pages 6-7) by Axel Weise and Christian Schrmann.

Paavo Sirvi Paper Technology Manager Process Technology Jyvskyl, Finland e-mail: paavo.sirvio@metso.com

Kari Rysk Global Technology Manager Replacement Rolls Service Jyvskyl, Finland e-mail: kari.roysko@metso.com

Remote Diagnostics
promote on-site teamwork and results
Metsos remote diagnostics centers in Jyvskyl and Tampere supported a team effort which propelled Kymi Papers PM 8 to world record speeds.


Freelance writer, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada

How is a world papermaking speed record set? Obviously, the starting point is well designed technology and a professionally managed commissioning project. But no two papermaking processes are alike; the papermaking furnish, production and quality requirements are often unique to that mill. Some on-site changes and fine tuning of the process are an inevitable part of every commissioning project and afterwards, when the world records are sought after. Teamwork is essential in the quest of world class performance. In the fall of 2002, the PM 8 base paper machine at UPMKymmenes Kymi Paper mill in Kuusankoski, Finland ran at an average speed of 1541 m/min over 24 hours, shattering the world record for free-sheet fine paper machines. This achievement attests to the excellent rapport, mutual understanding, and teamwork between Kymi Paper and Metso. During the speed trials this dialog involved Metsos on-site personnel and those at the factories and research and development centers.
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Erkki Mesiinen and Jouni Rantala look at Kymi Papers PM 8 layout from Metso Papers Rautpohja diagnostics center.


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I 1110 I 1120 I 1280 I Vibration

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Fast access to expertise
At Kuusankoski this high level of communication and teamwork is aided by a network of remote diagnostics centers. Two of these centers, in Metso Papers Rautpohja (Jyvskyl) plant and Metso Automations facility in Tampere, Finland, participated in the PM8 speed trials. Experienced engineers at these sites saw the process changing just as the operators saw it. Response tests and trials could be reviewed with the papermakers in the same time frame. This online information network, which satisfies UPMKymmenes security requirements, connects the mills papermaking process information to experts in papermaking, quality control and process automation. In many cases the automation and papermaking specialists work together to solve a problem. With the advanced state of todays communication networks, this model could be replicated on any paper machine, anywhere in the world. Stefan Fors, PM 8 production manager, sees the value of this communication after the machine startup and during the speed trials: We saw a very fast response when we were troubleshooting a problem. Metso has strengths in Rautpohja and Tampere, and that has good value. With this service, specialists could be called in more easily to define a problem and determine what follow-up is required. It helps us to analyze trials and optimize the machine .Without the remote centers, the problem solving process would have been slower and more costly, he says.

Normal vibration curves

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Frequency (hz)

Vibration problem

A narrow window of stability

A papermaker will tell you a stable paper machine is a fast paper machine. When the sheet is unstable and breaks are too frequent, speed will be cut back. On the other hand, if conditions look ideal the papermakers will shoot for as much speed as they can get. Many papermakers, including those on PM 8, will also tell you that they are operating in a very narrow window of machine performance where stability and speed go hand in hand. This narrow window of operation is a particular issue for ne paper machines since the tension in the wet wood-free sheet relaxes . The delicate sheet must be well supported, draws must be gentle and the sheet itself must have even quality. The excellent process stability required for this machine can be achieved only when the process is well measured and controlled like a finely tuned instrument. In this respect, PM 8 must be one of the
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PM Speed (m/s)

Online analysis from the Jyvskyl center isolated and corrected this wire guide roll vibration problem, shown in red. This eliminated an obstacle to increased speed.

most instrumented machines in the world, with associated controls that stabilize each of the subprocesses.

Well measured machine, stable controls

The machine is equipped with a two-scanner PaperIQ quality control system and a metsoDNA control network. In the wet end seven kajaaniMCAi analyzers measure total stock consistency including ash, five kajaaniRMi analyzers are used to control retention and white water consistency, two kajaaniCATi analyzers report cationic charge demand to stabilize wet end chemistry, and a kajaaniKSF measures furnish free-

ness. The machines wet end is stabilized by a multi-variable control called IQWetendMD which uses the measurements from wet end analyzers in combination with dry end measurements of grammage, moisture and ash. Short term variations in sheet quality are therefore stabilized at the source before the sheet is formed. Fors has been pleased with the stability that this control adds and cites the easiness of the machine startups and grade changes. PM 8 was the first installation of IQInsight, an instantaneous full sheet wet end moisture measurement system in the first dryer section, which has been used to detect and correct wet end instabil-

PM 8 is one of the worlds most measured machines. In this display, rolls and nip vibrations in the press section are monitored by a Sensodec 6S system. This machinery condition and runnability information plus paper quality and process information can be reviewed at the remote diagnostic centers.
Charge Demand

Release Angle


Metso Papers Arto Puranen had been looking at excessive vibrations in wire guide rolls from the Rautpohja center. Over a period of a few hours he compared the irregular vibration curves of these rolls to normal vibration curves (vibration frequency compared to speed). Drawing on his experience, he deduced that these rolls were filling with water. His diagnosis proved correct and the problem was resolved, without the need for a time consuming inmill study and further off-line analyses. Metso Automations Antti Nissinen and Pasi Virtanen found periodic process instabilities from the remote center in Tampere. In one case the stock consistency after the blend chest varied considerably, over a 70 minute cycle, even when the consistencies of incoming stocks to the blend chest were correct. The cause of the variation was isolated to poorly timed operation of washing showers in the disc filter saveall. In another case the headbox jet to wire ratio control became unstable at certain speeds. That problem was solved by retuning the loop. The dosing rate and timing of antifoam agent was also changed to eliminate wet end disturbances. To remove another speed obstacle, Mikko Hrknen found that the bolts on a press felt guide roll needed to be tightened to eliminate excessive vibrations. Fors notes that a number of these improvements were made proactively and were transparent to the operating crew. perfect balance. The mill equipped the machine with a variety of new and innovative measurements that give them and Metso engineers a window into this area, plus an opportunity to study it and exert some control over it. Release point, hence release angle, is measured by a laser sensor, average moisture and CD profiles by IQInsight and cationic charge demand by kajaaniCATi. These measurements have shown how the release point varies with moisture and charge. With this sensitivity to release point and draws the papermakers are very aware of changes and how to react to them. Running over 1500 m/min and with lower grammages the operating window is very narrow and the draws are critical. But, we have been able to hit that window and stay within it, says Fors. I

Erkki Mesiinen, Jouni Rantala and Mikko Lehtola (left to right) study remote customer information at the Rautpohja remote diagnostic center.

ities and profile problems, and to optimize pressing performance. A Sensodec 6S online machinery condition and runnability analysis system monitors vibration in rotating mechanical components and vibration in roll nips that might lead to poor runnability. The information from all these measurements is consolidated in a metsoDNA information system which acts as a window for the remote diagnostics centers.

Eliminating obstacles, step by step

The efficiency by which problems have been detected and solved has

been improved by the use of remote diagnostics. The online information has proved to be a useful tool for the customer and papermaking and control specialists within Metso. The online information has supported their decisions and recommendations during the speed trials to provide the stability necessary to go to the next speed threshold. Their experience has shown the cumulative effect of solving many smaller problems is signicant. Removing these obstacles, step by step, can add up to major increase in productivity: A few cases of many are described:

The center roll release angle varies with cationic charge demand (graph on the left) and the wet moisture varies with charge demand (graph on the right). This visibility has helped the papermakers to effectively manage sheet draws for good runnability and high speed.

Charge Demand


Staying in the window


The only open draw in the wet end of the machine occurs when the sheet releases from the center press roll. At this point the delicate free-sheet is exposed to a variety of forces including its own weight and velocity, air pressure balance across the open sheet area and adhesion to the center roll. To achieve the lowest stress on the sheet, hence the best runnability and speed, these forces must be in

For more information, please contact: Remote Diagnostics Center: Henry Mikkonen Vice President Development of Remote Service Network e-mail: henry.mikkonen@metso.com Kuusankoski PM 8 delivery: Immo Eloranta Project Manager e-mail: immo.eloranta@metso.com

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OptiFlo Headbox.

for higher quality production


Ensuring quality production time is one of the most important targets for papermakers. Headbox servicing has also become more and more important due to needs for improved runnability and paper quality.
Metso Paper Service has a unique ability to serve customers with headbox solutions. Metso has a very strong background as a headbox manufacturer, decades of experience in on-site servicing, and deep technological headbox know-how (especially Valmet and Beloit headboxes), as well as advanced process know-how. This, combined with the customers operation can best be tailored to lifecycles. To accomplish this, we own papermaking and production each customers specific needs. are changing our role from a traline knowledge, enables mills to ditional machine supplier to a perfully utilize the potential of their formance provider. machinery and processes. Expert support for Metso Paper aims at customer An optimally functioning headbetter proles success. Customers can rely on box allows everything else in the Several paper mills have already our expertise at every stage of papermaking process to function benefited from HeadBoxBoost. In their process lifetime from investat its best, with high runnability one case, problems with the headment and planning, through asand quality. Therefore a boost to box dilution profile control serisembly, start-up, optimization, headbox performance is actually ously affected end product qualimonitoring, service and rebuilds, a boost to the whole production ty. After expert testing and analyto new installations. It is highly line. This is what Metso Papers sis Metso Paper Service estabbeneficial for papermakers to orHeadBoxBoost offers. lished that the dilution valves ganize their production lines perThrough the Metso Future were worn out and some were formance management by agreeCare business concept, our goal is broken. The valves were opened ing on clearly defined responsito maintain the competitiveness of and cleaned on site, and seals were bilities for the mill and for Metso our customers core processes and changed where needed. Totally Paper. In this way, the scope of coto develop them throughout their worn out valves were replaced

A close-up view of a turbulence generator

with new ones. These actions successfully returned the headbox to its proper profile level. Metso Paper Service then suggested a detailed plan for future valve maintenance and replacement. This HeadBoxBoost cooperation is proceeding well, and the recommendations will ensure that the mill can maintain the correct headbox profile well into the future.

Better results, better quality

Metso Papers HeadBoxBoost provides more efficient maintenance, resulting in better runnability and paper quality. The performance enhancements are achieved through improvements in dry weight profiles and other paper quality properties, as well as in the elimination of streakiness problems and distorted impingement, a decreased need for slice opening adjustments, and improved slice control. It is increasingly recognized that agreement based services give mills the best results, building on the strengths of both mill and service provider. HeadBoxBoost is an assortment of tailored, focused and chained headbox service actions, covering everything from individual trouble shooting visits and condition tests, to full head-

box maintenance responsibility agreements. Regular preventive maintenance of the headbox helps maintain and improve paper quality, and provides optimum runnability. Together the customer and Metso Paper can design a package that meets the exact needs of the headbox and thereby optimizes its performance. HeadBoxBoost agreements reduce maintenance costs, reduce unplanned shutdowns due to headbox equipment failure, and contribute to flawless operation.

SymFlo D dilution valve - no compromises between process control and availability.

Clear benets
The headbox service, covered by a service agreement, ensures that the actions needed to secure smooth operation are identified, and that the required resources are arranged. One clear benefit of a long-term relationship with Metso Paper Service is that it makes servicing easier and more efficient. The knowledge obtained from a long-term service history and previous measurement results is very useful in problem situations, and can be used to identify whether the main cause of the problem is the headbox or some other part of the machine. To best meet customer need, the scope of cooperation agreements can extend from testing and analyzing right through to

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larger maintenance and service cooperation agreements between the customer and Metso.

Metso Papers Maintenance Services an extra boost to your performance

Metso Papers Maintenance Services help build a comprehensive development program to enhance the performance of fiber and papermaking machinery and the service actions that they require. Maintenance Services also assist in setting new targets for production-line productivity and the continuous improvement of quality. Metso Paper offers Maintenance Services for everything from individual pieces of equipment, right through to extensive cooperation agreements. I

The rear of a dilution headbox.

Stilling chamber ready for checking.


For more information, please contact:

Tommi M. Mikkonen Product Manager Service Jyvskyl, Finland e-mail: tommi.m.mikkonen@metso.com

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- a vital part of Metso Papers service portfolio


Metso Papers service portfolio includes a large number of maintenance and material services to ensure the most effective equipment and process operation at our customers mills. The products available vary from reactive maintenance and methods developed for process optimization to remote diagnostic centers built for process monitoring.

Metso Paper has recently introduced a reliability program, the ReliabilityBoost, which is a streamlined reliability-centered maintenance methodology for pulp and paper industry uses. The method provides an analytical way to optimize production line maintenance strategy by using various maintenance techniques.


Targets of ReliabilityBoost
The main objective of ReliabilityBoost is to reduce maintenance costs and improve asset reliability, by focusing on the most important functions of the systems, and avoiding or removing maintenance actions that are not strictly necessary. To obtain these targets a maintenance program will be determined, focusing on optimized maintenance efforts. This aims for the required reliability in the most economical way, without sacrificing safety or the environment. Furthermore, it focuses on the functional importance of a piece of equipment and its failure/repair history, rather than on traditional time-directed overhaul tasks.



from Metsos process, equipment and maintenance specialists. The work starts by evaluating the criticality of the process and different pieces of process equipment. The criticality of the equipment is defined using several criteria and weighting factors. These criteria include: Criticality of failures from the process viewpoint Sensitivity of equipment to failures Ease of maintenance Environmental effects and safety After the criticality analysis, a failure mode and effect analysis is made for the most critical equipment. The results of this analysis are preventive maintenance tasks and objects. Based on the results of the reliability analysis, a revised preventive maintenance plan is compiled, and a spare part recommendation can also be made. The whole ReliabilityBoost process takes place in very close co-operation between the customer and Metso. In this way it is possible to combine the practical experience and operation and

Benets of ReliabilityBoost
Through reliability analysis and a common reliability database, the following benefits have typically been gained: Better efciency and usability due to fewer unexpected failures Better maintenance cost efciency as a result of extended equipment life cycle Improved asset reliability

maintenance history of customer personnel with the theoretical design knowledge and service experience of Metso personnel. The revised preventive maintenance programs result in improved availability and lower maintenance costs and form a basis for further productivity development. At the same time spare part optimization can also be carried out. In practice this means either purchasing new critical spares or getting rid of obsolete spare parts.

together more we can get better and better results.

Next ReliabilityBoost tasks at Mets-Botnia Rauma mill

MB Rauma has been pleased with the operations and improvements achieved so far. Concrete proof of this is the fact that under the new agreement our maintenance responsibility has been extended to the wood room, and that development now covers operations from the log feed to the first brown stock washing press. ReliabilityBoosts tasks for 2003 are to optimize maintenance actions in the wood preparation area. The main machines for wood preparation are the GentleFeed conveyor, the EasyTyre barking drums, the chipper feed system and the Rauma GS chipper. Future analysis targets also cover the pulp drying area, and specically the wet end, cutter layboy and bale press. I

ReliabilityBoost as part of partner agreement operations at the MetsBotnia Rauma mill

In March 2002, Mets-Botnia Rauma signed a partner agreement with Metso Paper. One co-operation task was to upgrade maintenance programs, and this upgrading was carried out using applied RCM.

ReliabilityBoost implementation
The implementation of ReliabilityBoost starts with the establishment of an analysis group. This group consists of the customers operating, maintenance and production personnel along with

First applied RCM implementation targets

The areas focused on at that time were the main machinery for SuperBatch cooking and the TwinRoll presses. Thanks to applied RCM, the development groups and maintenance management, the customers production losses have decreased noticeably in the target area. During the last year availability has risen to 99% in the cooking area including the TwinRoll presses, but despite this maintenance costs have not risen as a consequence. The forecast availability for 2003 is 99.4%. By planning

For more information, please contact: Sami Liiri Development Manager Maintenance Services Service Jyvskyl, Finland e-mail: sami.liiri@metso.com Timo Harjunp Maintenance Project Manager Preventive Maintenance and Remote Solutions Maintenance Services Pori, Finland e-mail: timo.harjunpaa@metso.com

Debarking and chipping target area for next ReliabilityBoost implementation at Mets-Botnia Rauma mill.

H I G H - T E C H R U B B E R C O V E R S I M P R O V E H A R D N E S S S TA B I L I T Y, E X T E N D P R E S S U R E

Tissue Makers

have seen better sheet quality and runnability over much longer periods
B Y M A R K W I L L I A M S O N , F R E E L A N C E W R I T E R , T H O R N H I L L , O N TA R I O , C A N A D A


R O L L L I F E Premature hardness changes and uneven cross machine direction wearing of rubber covers on tissue machine pressure rolls have been chronic problems for a number of years. Changes to rubber cover hardnesses are the result of a number of necessary operating conditions which include, but are not limited to, high temperatures, release chemicals and glues which are used to stick the sheet to the Yankee cylinder, and varying pressure roll nip loading conditions. To keep quality and runnability within acceptable operating windows many tissue mills schedule the regrinding of pressure rolls after about 90 days of operation. In many cases pressure roll covers have hardened or softened even more quickly, causing cross machine sheet proles to deteriorate. Some pressure rolls have been removed after only a few weeks of operation. In the worst cases, some roll covers have failed prematurely.

To achieve longer periods of good machine performance and longer roll cover lifetimes, the tissue industry has been looking for rubber covers with more stable hardness properties and better resistance to uneven wear. Now, with a new rubber cover formulation developed by Metso Paper at its Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania facility, those 90-day regrinding intervals are being comfortably stretched to 120 days, and over. Tissue makers like Cellu Tissue, in East Hartford, Connecticut and CityForest in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, are confident of achieving even longer lifetimes. To date, 60 of these roll coverings, called PressGator ZL, are in service.

Maintaining the sweet spot

A tissue machine pressure roll must press the sheet very evenly across the Yankee cylinder surface. Tissue makers are very conscious of that operating sweet spot where good quality and runnability go hand in hand. But as the rubber cover ages under high heat and various operating pressures its hardness may change, sometimes severely and quickly, and its crown profile may wear unevenly. That ideal operating point is hard to hold over a long period of time. Once the nip profiles start to deteriorate, this causes quality and runnability problems, leading to the removal of the roll for regrinding. Tony Jelley, one of Metso Papers sales managers for tissue making lines, says that tissue makers want to extend this sweet spot for as long as possible to 120 days, and even longer. This will prolong production runs and minimize the need for cover regrinding, thereby extending roll cover lifetimes. He sees the development of this new stable cover as very timely since the trend in tissue machines is to try and use softer pressure roll coverings, typically between 35 and 42 P&J units. He explains, The softer rolls conform more evenly to the Yankee crown. However, the softer covers demand even better rubber hardness stability in order to provide a uniform nip width across the width of the machine, throughout the life of the cover. When the roll cover hardness changes, the crown match between the Yankee and the pressure roll becomes a problem for the machine operators. Sheet profiles soon become an issue. Cross machine dryness uniformity deteriorates, creating other operational problems. In addition to affecting sheet quality and runnability, he says that any premature cover hardness variation may decrease

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overall sheet dryness, adding to drying energy requirements. roll covering materials during controlled or dynamic heat programs. This equipment serves as a quality control tool for evaluating, testing and developing new polymeric materials. For instance, dynamic mechanic thermal analysis equipment measures the mechanical properties of covering materials at paper machine operating temperatures. These properties are evaluated under bending, tension, compression and shear forces. The labs analytical capability is continually updated. For instance, a new infrared spectrometer (FT-IR) has just been added. The FT-IR, integrated with the thermo-analytical equipment, provides a powerful tool for identifying the components of polymers. The lab also includes optical and electron microscopes for evaluating surface topography. The development program was fast and effective because of the internal testing capability and the use of matrix-based mathematical models that predicted the covers properties using selective design experiments. With these models we obtained the maximum amount of information in the shortest period of time, says Boga. The PressGator ZL product that emerged from this facility was first installed on #2 tissue machine at Cellu Tissue in East Hartford, CT at the end of 2000. The 130 inch trim machine makes carrier diaper wrapping tissues at a speed of about 3,000 fpm. The 23.5 inch diameter water cooled, blind drilled pressure roll is loaded to 450 pli.

High tech rubber

The former Beloit Manhattan group, part of Metso Paper since 2000, established a task force to address the chronic industry-wide problem by developing a new rubber formulation. Although the exact details of the formulation are naturally a closely guarded secret, the formulation and processing of the covering required extensive analytical work and, a completely new way of looking at rubber coverings, according to Wayne Boga, who lead the development effort. A new method of testing tipped it off, he says. The development effort was aided with a well-equipped arsenal of analytical tools in a laboratory located right next to the production plant. All analytical testing for the new product development was carried out within the lab. After a short tour of that facility, one realizes that rubber is a high technology, highly customized material. A wide range of thermo-analysis equipment measures changes in the physical properties and mass changes of

Better hardness and prole stability

Kevin Riley, production manager, describes the mills chronic struggles with pressure rolls: We had been dissatisfied with roll covering technology for a number of years. Weve had hardness and profile stability problems and a history of roll cover failures. It was a general problem in our company. He describes the specific problems: The covers hardened or sometimes softened by as much as 10 P&J points. If the cover softened the crown would wear very quickly, in 30 or 40 days. It was a complicated problem to diagnose. Runnability and moisture profiles would suffer for a few weeks before we could figure it out, he explains. Then Valmet
Kevin Riley: Less downtime for roll changes means more production.

Pressure roll on machine 2 at Cellu Tissues East Hartford mill.

The Metso RTD lab is well equipped with analytical tools.

(now Metso) approached with a roll covering that promised to hold its crown better and maintain its hardness as an extra benefit. Just to be cautious, the first run time for the newly covered roll was limited to 90 days, the mills historical drop dead date. The roll was then returned to Metso Paper factory for evaluation. The hardness was exactly the same as the new roll and the profile showed very even wear across the crown. This even wear translates into even pressing performance. The mill then decided to extend the run time to a comfortable cycle of 120 days. Unexpectedly it ran for 147 days. At that time the nip profile was still acceptable and the hardness had changed on-

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ly one point. The present roll, which has been alternated with other suppliers rolls, has been in service for up to 200 days without grinding. The crown of the new pressure roll at Cellu Tissue showed very even wear after a 90-day run.

Extra value
With uniform contact at the pressure roll nip, profiles have improved and have been maintained over a longer period. The creping doctor life is now much better, says Riley. Weve extended our (nominal) grinding cycle from 90 to 120 days. In addition, since the profiles are better after a run, we have to take off less rubber in a grind. That extends the covers life from 4 to 6 grinds, a 50% improvement in its life. Thats extra value. Riley describes the impact of longer roll service life on productivity: Since the market for diaper products is good right now, less downtime (for roll changes) means more production. Increasing the cover thickness will extend the roll covers service life even further. When cover failures were a problem, the roll covP u b l i s h e d i n Ti s s u e Wo r l d J u n e / J u l y 2 0 0 3 .

er thickness was reduced to 3/4 inch based on a suppliers recommendation. Because the new covers are very reliable, the cover thickness is being increased to 7/8 inch. A new roll with a thicker cover has been installed on the mills #1 tissue machine. When #2 tissue machines pressure roll needs recovering the thicker cover will be ordered.

Longer life, lower costs at CityForest

CityForest Corporation in Ladysmith, WI has seen similar good results. The mills #4 tissue machine was the first to use the new cover in the summer of 2001. The machine produces jumbo tissue rolls. The machines two layer forming process uses virgin and recycled fiber. The 104 inch trim machine runs at 5,800 fpm. The 38 inch diameter suction pressure roll runs at very high rotation speeds and is loaded to 450 pli. Wider machines running at 6,000 fpm normally use pressure rolls with diameters of over 50 inches. Cliff Bienert, formerly vice president of operations who has since moved to another position,

described the justification for a more stable cover material: Our previous pressure rolls were hardening excessively and quickly, by 4 or 5 P&J points over two or three months. We have even removed rolls after just one month. He continues; If you dont have a perfect crown match between the Yankee and the pressure roll you have non-uniform pressing. This causes problems with profiles, sheet blistering and runnability. He says that the crown match is particularly important for the 15 ft. diameter Yankee that he describes as being mechanically stiff. He reports that the new PressGator ZL cover does not harden, it conforms better to the Yankee crown and runnability is better. Run times have been up to 157 days. With this extended period of good performance, they have increased the normal grinding cycle to 4 months. We expect to extend it to 6 months. That longer life results in lower costs, says Bienert. Since the success on #4 tissue machine, a new blind drilled pressure roll has been installed on the mills #1 tissue machine. I


For more information, please contact:

Juhani Partanen Global Technology Manager Roll Covers Jrvenp, Finland e-mail: juhani.partanen@metso.com

Approximately 500 people attended the seminars at the new Sibelius Hall, in Lahti, Finland.


The Papermaking session was opened by Bertel Karlstedt, President and CEO of Metso Paper, Inc.

Metso Paper Technology Days in Lahti, Finland

Metso Paper has a long tradition of arranging technology seminars for its customers worldwide. In order to fulfil Metso Papers aim of being globally local, the venue always alternates from one continent to another. Last years Technology Days took place in Shanghai China, targeted primarily at Asian customers. board making technologies. This year was Europes turn, Alongside the seminars, a mini exand a three-day event was hibition was also arranged to arranged in Lahti in southern show Metso Papers and Metso Finland starting on 10 June. Automations expertise in the forAltogether approximately 500 est industry sector. people joined the seminars, held at the famous Sibelius Hall, to learn more about the latest trends Program highlights and developments in the field. The first day of the event was dedEven though the Technology Days icated to mill executives and speevent was targeted at European cialists in the field. The program customers, there were delegates of the Executive Day focused on from 28 countries, including the importance of asset managemany distant countries like Iran, ment and on Metsos Future Care Venezuela and South Africa. The concept, which is aimed at the life slogan for this years Technology cycle management of supplied Days was Shaping the World of processes and equipment. The Papermaking; with the program first day was wrapped up with a specially focusing on paper and get-together party at the Lahti Ski Museum with the delegates arriving for the main event. Lahti is famous for its ski resorts and World Championship games in skiing. The attendees of the get-together party were also able to follow the ski jumping performance, specially arranged for the event.
The Executive Day was opened by Tor Bergman, President and CEO of Metso Corporation. Metso Papers Executive Vice President Arto Aaltonen was the Chairman of the Executive Day.

The seminar day on Wednesday, June 11th was divided into papermaking and boardmaking sessions. In his opening words, Bertel Karlstedt, President & CEO of Metso Paper Inc., pointed out that during recent years both the operating environment and investment behavior have changed greatly. In

Bertel Karlstedt (left) discussing with Lars-Erik Roos from Holmen Paper AB, Sweden, during the Executive Day.

Kenneth Eriksson, President of SCA Forest Products (left) comparing notes with Hannu Hakamki, President of Metso Papers Chemical Pulping Business Line.

Pertti Soikkanen, Senior Vice President, Sales and CRM at Metso Papers Paper Business Line with Anne Murtola, Mill Manager of Rhein Papier GmbH, Germany.

One of the guest speakers was Timo Poranen, Managing Director of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation.

Paolo Curti of Cartiere Burgo S.p.A, presented the case of Burgo, Verzuolo.

Kaija Pehu-Lehtonen, Vice President and Manager of the Mets-Botnia Rauma Mill presenting the MetsBotnia Rauma case.

addition to traditional capacity increases through new investments and modernizations, improvements in productivity and competitiveness, as well as maintenance of the installed base, have become ever more important. This has presented challenges to Metso Paper to offer the best possible service for its global customers. Besides paper and board making technologies, the program also included a special session relating to Metso Papers Future Care concept, entitled Life Cycle Customer Support. The seminar day comprised comprehensive presentations on Metso Papers latest developments and the experience gained by our customers, as well as presentations given by outside specialists. As an example, the full-scope OptiConcept papermaking solution and solutions for improving the profitability of existing production lines were reviewed. One example of a mill experience was the new OptiSpray coating technology at Albbruck mill in Germany, presented by Lars-Hugo Olsson, Director of Technology. Likewise, the latest developments and experiences in the field were reviewed in the boardmaking session. In addition to Metsos own specialists, some visiting speakers also gave presentations regarding this industry sector. Nigel Jopson from Pira International UK presented Microfluting technology, Dr. Wolfgang Palm reported on the latest developments and his experience with testliner and corrugating medium making on an OptiConcept line (in his new mill in Wrth, Germany), and profes-

sor Cao Zhenleis paper discussed the capacity boost in China. The evenings dinner party took place in the Forest Hall of Sibelius Hall, a 13m high room with spectacular wooden support constructions and glass walls, offering a magnificent view over lake Vesijrvi. Tor Bergman, President and CEO of Metso Corporation, welcomed the delegates to the dinner and stated that the Technology Days seminar had brought together a great number of experts and decision-makers. In this regard, he proposed a toast to the

development of pulp and paper technology and common success in the future. The morning of the last day was dedicated to life cycle customer support issues, which form the essence of Metsos Future Care concept. As usual, the event ended with the opportunity to visit a reference installation. This time there were two alternatives: PM 8 at the UPMKymmene Kuusankoski mill, known as the Artti project, for the papermakers, and Metso Papers Anjalankoski Technology Centers for the boardmakers.

The high interest in participating in Metso Papers Technology Days is the result of considerable efforts made in the further development of pulp and paper technologies. Naturally, this tradition will continue next year, and you will find further information on forthcoming activities in later issues of this magazine. I

Singer Marika Krook performed during the Technology Days Dinner.

Timo Poranen, Kaija Pehu-Lehtonen, Professor Tomi Laamanen from the Helsinki University of Technology and Jukka Tiitinen, President of Metso Papers Service Business Line, at the Executive Day round table discussion.

OptiForce lottery The lucky winner of the OptiForce lottery organized in the exhibition area is Timo Rautalahti, Production Manager at M-real Kirkniemi, in Finland. OptiForce is Metso Papers automated and ropeless tail threading concept. Congratulations!


Metso Paper seminar informs customers about new and improved roll service products and technology
BowMaster, Metsos new composite spreader roll, produces an even spreader effect to eliminate wrinkles. With the bearings outside the roll, rather than on the inside, it makes them easier to change on this light and almost maintenance free roll. The optimal spreader effect is achieved because the direction and amount of the bow are adjustable. It was the merger of Beloit Manhattan into Metso that was the catalyst for the development of a large number of new products and improved know-how for roll covers, Juhani Partanen, Global Technology Manager, Roll Covers, told the gathering. Selecting the best practices and best products gives the best benefit to our customers, he said. United Metso Covers offer the best choices for all customer needs. Metsos innovative work has resulted in new cutting-edge products such as PressJade for center rolls and PressBison for press rolls. Roll reconditioning and roll modernization are two of the mechanical roll services that are available from the Laem Chabang Technology Center, Weera Limjirakajorn, Product Manager, Roll Services, informed his audience. Our goal is to restore a rolls performance to the level it was at when new, and even higher. Rolls

A strong turnout of more than 60 papermaking professionals attended Metso Papers Challenging Technologies in Roll Services seminar, held in Thailand in late May.

Ukrish Kanchanaketu found he learned a great deal from the seminar and was pleased he had attended the event.

More than 60 paper, board and tissue makers from Thailand and the Philippines attended the Metso Paper seminar, Challenging Technology in Roll Services in late May, to learn about the most recent developments in roll services and to view first hand Metso Papers Technology Center in Laem Chabang. John Della-Bosca, Business Manager of Roll Services and seminar chairman, welcomed them to Pattaya, Thailand, where a full day of technical presentations was followed by a tour of the Technology Center the next day. In the opening presentation, Ari Telama, Area President, AsiaPacific, provided a synopsis of Metso Papers Roll Services. He

explained how the Valmet-Beloit merger enabled Metso Paper to offer a unique portfolio of stateof-the art covers for all rolls in the papermaking process. Metsos responsibility goes beyond just providing a product, explained Toivo Hnninen in his talk. It extends throughout the entire papermaking process. Metso, as a producer of rolls for the entire papermaking process, fully understands the importance of reliable roll performance. He noted that rolls are made for all positions and can be tailor-made for all manufacturers machines. Replacement rolls include the latest innovations made for the newest machines and the most challenging requirements.

are required to serve new needs such as increased speed, paper quality improvements, reliable roll operations, lower maintenance costs and less downtime. Metso provides such services regardless of who manufactured the roll.

Mill operations will benet from Metso seminar

Those at the seminar were impressed with what they heard. Ukrish Kanchanaketu, Director of Operations, Kimberly-Clark Manufacturing (Thailand) Limited, South Mill, said, The seminar was very good. I learned a great deal about roll services and about what Metso can provide for mills. The seminar presented some excellent ideas on how to improve mill operations, and each presentation helped me to learn more, and to better understand roll services. At the Laem Chabang workshop, Mr. Kanchanaketu learned the extent of Metsos investment in high technology. He said it was an excellent event and he was pleased he had attended. I
For more information, please contact: John Della-Bosca Business Manager, Roll Services Laem Chabang, Thailand e-mail: john.della-bosca@metso.com

Metsos modernization services can enhance rolls or restore them to the same level they were at when new, Weera Limjirakajorn tells the delegates.

Polchai Jungsawat, Sales Manager, Roll Services, and Paitoon Chansuras, Supervisor, gave a guided tour of the Laem Chabang Technology Center. The customers observed the rubber mixing process and got an up close and personal view of the new technologies being developed at the Center.

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FlooBed bioreactors reduced remarkably COD discharge

The daily FlooBed COD-load is about 10 kg/m3 and the reduction in efuent:


Efuent 840 mg/l 360 mg/l 110 mg/l

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The carrier has an open structure, which allows a high quantity of biomass and good transfer efciency.

Frantschach Swiecie A.S. is one of the largest pulp and paper producers in Poland and indeed in Europe. With five paper machines the annual production is 400,000 ADMT of kraft and NSSC pulp and 540,000 tons of paper, mostly sack paper and corrugated container material. The company has been named winner of the 2003 Swedish Baltic Sea Water Award for its efforts over the last 10 years to reduce both its pollution into the Vistula River and its overall water consumption. The Vistula River drains directly into the Baltic Sea.

Two FlooBed bioreactors operating in series

The company chose to upgrade its existing wastewater treatment plant with a new biological treatment technology. The reactors were delivered by the former Valmet Flootek AB, later Metso PaperChem Oy, in 1998. The discharge, 4 kg COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand) per ton of produced pulp, is now one of the lowest in Europe and below the future goals for the lower BAT values specified by the European Union IPPC Bureau.

The demands have been reached with an advanced steering system controlling two FlooBed reactors, both sized 3,000 m3, plus the existing activated sludge plant operating in series and/or parallel. Each biological reactor is operating at specific conditions to decrease selected organic compounds. The Suspended Carrier Biofilm Process (SCBP), FlooBed, is an upgraded activated sludge system by Metso PaperChem Oy, consisting of floating carriers covered with a thin biological film.

wastewater treatment plant increased from 33% to 90% of COD and from 50 to 96% of BOD5 (Biological Oxygen Demand). Selected compounds such as COD and color are analyzed over the three biological steps to show the biodegradation. In the rst reactor the wastewater is saturated with oxygen and most of the easily biodegradable compounds are reduced. In the second reactor the degradation of difcult to more easily biodegradable components continues, which is shown as BOD5. In the third reactor, the activated sludge, the remaining biodegradable compounds are degraded and the sludge quality improved. The color of the wastewater is dark brown in the rst reactor and crystal clear when treated in the third reactor. The process was described at the 6th IAWQ Symposium on Forest Industry Wastewater (1999). In addition to technological approaches, conservation efforts enabled Frantschach Swiecie A.S. to reduce its fresh water consumption from 126,000 m3/d in 1994 to 62,600 m3/d in 2000.

FlooBed treatment capacity 3,750 m3/h

The payback time for the investment was 1.7 years based on the reduction in environmental fees for COD discharge in 1999.

Helping the Baltic Sea to recover with FlooBed

Companies like Frantschach Swiecie A.S. are the key to improving the health of the Baltic Sea. The dramatic reduction of pollution, in this case due to the use of FlooBed technology, is one step towards a healthier environment in an area that has long been characterized as the most polluted sea in the world. I

For more information, please contact: Petri Pajuniemi Product Manager Water Management Systems Metso PaperChem Raisio, Finland e-mail: petri.pajuniemi@metso.com

Reduction of COD in Wastewater Treatment plant at Frantschach Swiecie A.S., Poland.



The color of the wastewater is dark brown in the rst reactor and crystal clear when treated in the third reactor.

The installation of FlooBed reactors was made in available process volume at the wastewater treatment plant. The volume of the installation is, in total, 50% of the activated sludge reactor. When FlooBed was taken into operation in August 1998, the discharge of COD to the efuent decreased by 22 tons a day. The reduction of the


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Prize winners (left to right) Dr. Philip Reme, Dr. Kjell-Arve Kure, Mr. Per Olav Johnsen and Dr. Torbjrn Helle.


The 2003 Arne Asplund Mechanical Pulping Award

The Arne Asplund Mechanical Pulping Award was established in 1985 to commemorate Dr. Asplunds contribution to the pulp and paper industry worldwide. The Award is presented biennially at the International Mechanical Pulping Conference (IMPC). It was established to promote the development of new technology for the manufacture of high-yield pulp in refiners and is awarded to a person or persons in recognition of outstanding achievement in the research and development of mechanical pulping technology. The award consists of a gold medal and an honorarium of SEK 25,000. Dr. Reme was awarded a doctorPresentation of the 2003 ate in fiber physics from the NTAward took place on June 3, 2003 NU in Trondheim in 2000. He has at the International Mechanical been associated with the PFI and Pulping Conference in Quebec with Norske Skog Research. He City, Canada. is now a Research Director of Paper at the PFI. The 2003 Arne Asplund Award The four winners have jointWinners ly developed methods for the Dr. Torbjrn Helle, Mr. Per Olav quantitative determination of Johnsen, Dr. Kjell-Arve Kure and collapsibility and the frequency Dr. Philip Reme have been selectof cell wall splitting in mechaned as recipients of the 2003 Arne ical pulp fibers, in particular for Asplund Mechanical Pulping the coarse fiber fraction. These Award. methods are based on Scanning Dr. Helle was awarded a doctorElectron Microscopy in combiate in paper physics from the nation with image analysis. The Norwegian University of two characteristics have been Technology in 1963 and since shown to be of the greatest valthen has been associated with that ue in improving the properties of same university. He is now a prothe fiber network in papers based fessor emeritus. on mechanical pulp fibers, especially for the evenness of the paMr. Johnsen graduated as a chemper surface and for its printabilical engineer in Trondheim in ity. The studies have demon1979 and has been associated strated the importance of fiber with the Norwegian University of splitting in minimizing surface Science and Technology NTNU roughness. and with the Norwegian Pulp and The winners studies have alPaper Research Institute PFI in so made it possible to optimize the Trondheim. He is now a research operating conditions in different scientist with the PFI. refiners single as well as double disc in order to achieve the highDr. Kure was awarded a doctorest degree of collapsibility for the ate in fiber physics from the NTcoarse fiber fraction of mechaniNU in Trondheim in 1999. He has cal pulps. This has been verified been associated with the PFI and in full-scale TMP production and with Norske Skog Research. He is has resulted in considerable enernow with Norske Skog Research gy savings. I as a Senior Research Scientist.

The Foundation
The Award was made possible through a donation from Sunds Debrator (at present Metso Paper) to the Arne Asplund Mechanical Pulping Award Foundation in 1985. The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundation is Professor Emeritus Dr. Nils Hartler, The Royal Institute of Technology. Previous award winners 1987 Dr. Douglas Atack, Director of Research, Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada PAPRICAN. 1989 Dr. Hans Giertz, professor of pulping chemistry at the Norwegian Institute of Technology (1956-84). 1991 Mr. W.D. May, PAPRICAN. 1993 Professor Hans Hglund, currently professor in mechanical pulping at the Mid-Sweden University. 1995 Dr. Alkis Karnis. 1997 Dr. Stuart Corson, presently associated with the Forest Research Institute, PAPRO, in Rotorua, New Zealand. 2001 Mr. Jan Sundholm, the Central Laboratory KCL in Helsinki, Finland.

Nominations for the award

Winners are selected by a Selection Committee. Its members are proposed by TAPPI in the USA, PAPTAC in Canada and the Swedish Association of Pulp and Paper Engineers, SPCI in Sweden and selected nally by SPCI for a period of two years. The committee is chaired by Dr. Nils Hartler. Other members of the Committee are currently Dr. Per Engstrand, Holmen Paper, representing SPCI, and Dr. Daniel Quellet, PAPRICAN representing PAPTAC. Candidates for the Award are proposed by the technical Pulp and Paper Associations in the USA, Canada, Australia, Finland, Norway and Sweden. After the Selection Committee has reached a decision the Arne Asplund Mechanical Pulping Award Foundation raties the winner(s) I

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Metso Papers wood handling technology to Veracel in Brazil

Veracel Celulose S.A. has placed an order with Metso Paper for the supply of a complete woodyard system for their new 900,000 tons/year greenfield kraft pulp mill to be built at Eunpolis in the state of Bahia, Brazil. Metso Papers scope of supply comprises a complete wood processing system for eucalyptus wood, which will be coming from Veracels own forest plantations. The wood handling system features the latest technology in the field and will be one of the largest in the world. The two chipping lines include high capacity GentleFeed conveyors to feed the new GentleBarking system, where wood flow is equalized and bark and impurities are removed before the heavy duty Camura chippers. Chip handling consists of a new GentleStore chip storage system, with a storage capacity of 80,000 m3, as well as EasyScreen type chip screens. The scope of delivery also includes complete bark and fuel handling systems. The order from Brazil strengthens Metsos business development within the Latin American market. From the companys Sorocaba facilities, encompassing approximately 3,800 m2 of service and office area under one roof, Metso is capable of offering a full scope of services for Latin American pulp and paper mills. Veracel Celulose is a joint venture between Stora Enso Oyj and Aracruz Celulose S.A. The greenfield pulp mill project has a budget of 870 million USD, and the mill start up is scheduled for mid2005. I

ISO 9001:2000 quality certicate Rottneros to install new chip to Metso Paper (Thailand) Co.,Ltd. conditioning technology
Metso Paper (Thailand) Co., Ltd. obtained the ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System Standard Certificate on June 27, 2003. The certificate is valid for the Aftermarket services of machinery for pulp and paper. Metso Paper Thailand was established in January 1998. The service technology center is able to provide a full scope of services for the upgrading and effective maintenance of all types of fiber and papermaking machinery. The center also provides extensive back-up for Metso Papers machinery delivery. The 123 employees at Metso Paper Thailand are highly professional and dedicated to meeting the growing demands of the pulp and paper industry in Asia. I Rottneros Rockhammar AB, Rottneros Mill, Sweden, has placed an order with Metso Paper to install the latest chip conditioning technology. The delivery will include a plug-screw feeder and a chemical impregnator. The plugscrew feeder is equipped with additional dewatering capacity to improve extractive removal and liquid uptake. The new technology has convinced Rottneros to install a one-stage system to replace the companys former two-stage system, which had availability problems. Installation and start up will take place in September 2003. The Rottneros Mill is a market pulp mill producing a complete range of mechanical pulps, both groundwood and CTMP (chemi-thermomechanical pulp). The production capacity includes 75,000 tons of groundwood pulp and 75,000 tons of CTMP per year. The chip conditioning order follows the November 2001 startup of a new environmentally compatible CTMP main refiner line and a rebuilt screen room, both of which were supplied by Metso Paper. I

For more information, please contact: Jyrki S. Rantanen, Managing Director Metso Paper (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Tel. +66 3840 1100 e-mail: jyrki.s.rantanen@metso.com

Metso Paper receives 2003 supplier award from Abitibi-Consolidated

On April 29,2003 Marco Marcheggiani and Harri Prnnen received, on behalf of Metso Paper, top award in the Equipment and Technology category at the Abitibi-Consolidated Supplier Awards Event. This is the second year in a row that Metso Paper has won this award. Metso Paper was chosen to receive this award from among 15,000 suppliers who deal with ACI each year. Buyers from all Abitibi-Consolidated mills and the corporate headquarters each

cast one vote to select the winners. Speaking on behalf of AbitibiConsolidated, Alain Grandmont, Senior Vice President, Value Added Paper Operations, asked that all Metso employees be thanked and congratulated for performing well and helping ACI reach their targets. Said Harri Prnnen, VP Sales for Metso Paper Ltd.: As we have now won this award twice in a row, we at Metso Paper will work even harder to win it again next year. I

Shown at the presentation ceremony (left to right), Robert Perron, Department Manager, Purchasing, Abitibi-Consolidated Inc.; Marco Marcheggiani, President, Metso Paper North America; Jim Garthshore, Vice President, Engineering and Energy, Abitibi-Consolidated Inc.; Harri Prnnen, Vice President, Sales/Project Management, North America, Metso Paper; and Chris Lee, Purchasing Manager, Contracts and Equipment, Abitibi-Consolidated Inc.


Ruzomberok of Slovakia orders pulp and paper mill rebuild

The Slovakian pulp and paper producer Neusiedler SCP, a.s. (former SCP Ruzomberok, a.s.), a member of the Neusiedler Group, is investing in both production increase and process improvements, which will enable the mill to lower its environmental impact. Metso Paper was awarded with a contract to carry out the required modifications. One of the key technologies in achieving these targets is Metso Papers high consistency ozone bleaching process, known as ZeTrac. The scope of supply also includes the rebuilding of existing screening and washing systems and the retrofitting of the single stage oxygen delignification into a two-stage OxyTrac process. In addition, a complete pulp bale dewiring line from Metso Paper will be installed to manage the increased paper mill production. The new equipment will preserve pulp quality and increase Ruzomberoks production capacity from the present 900 ADT/d to approximately 1300 ADT/d when running hardwood. The two-stage oxygen delignification process will reduce both chemical consumption and costs, while also increasing yield. The ozone stage in turn will lower the amount of AOX from the bleaching process, thus reducing the mills environmental impact. The present bleaching sequence DEO-D-E-D will be modified to run with the Z-EO-DnD sequence.

New equipment
The new screening equipment, consisting of two DeltaScreen D10 units, will make up the primary stage of the brown stock screening. The screen room will thereby be extended from three-stage screening to four-stage screening, which will give a cleaner pulp as well as being more flexible with a high capacity. Furthermore, fiber losses will be reduced. The pulp consistency in the screen room will be above 3%. Pulp washing enhancements will comprise a TRPB type TwinRoll press, to be installed as a secondary washing stage, and a TRPW type press for post-oxygen washing. For increasing the pulp consistency prior to the ZeTrac ozone reactor, a

TRPZ type TwinRoll press will be installed, enabling a pulp consistency of above 40%. The bale dewiring line consists of a conveyor system, a combined downstacker and unit dewiring system, single bale dewiring (Robocoiler), a metal detector system, a Robotechnology control system with remote access, engineering and erection supervision. The embedded software and control systems in the equipment will facilitate short erection and startup times. The scope also includes checkout, start-up and training. The start-up of the dewiring line will be in mid-October of this year, the screen room in December and the bleach plant in September 2004. I

Metso Paper establishes a new company and expands its branch ofce network in China
A new company, Metso Paper (China) Co., Ltd., has been established to further strengthen Metso Papers position and service capabilities in the Chinese market. The activities of Metso Papers Beijing representative office, in operation since 1992, as well as the companys well-established Service Technology Center in Wuxi, already in operation since 2001, will be continued under the new company. Metso Paper China operates across the whole of China. The companys administration and service functions are located in Wuxi and other operations are distributed close to customers through branch offices. In addition to the Beijing office a new branch office has been established in Shanghai; new offices will also be opened in Guangzhou and Qingdao in the near future. The office network will be expanded to other locations on the basis of customer need. Metso Paper China offers the Chinese paper industry a full range of services from the same source, including new machine lines, rebuilds, process improvements and aftersales services. The companys business areas are paper, board and tissue making lines, chemical and mechanical pulping, and service. The establishment of Metso Paper China demonstrates Metso Papers high level of commitment to the growing Chinese market, and its willingness to serve Chinese customers locally with high-quality technology and expert services. In addition to Metso Paper (China) Co., Ltd., Metso Papers operations in China include a joint venture company, ValmetXian, the leading paper machine factory in China, which is partly owned by Metso Paper. I

Unveiling the company signboard, Mr. Wu Jianxuan, Vice Secretary of Wuxi New District Party work committee and Ari Harmaala, President, Metso Paper (China).

For more information: Mr. Ari Harmaala, President Metso Paper (China) tel. +86 13911792766 e-mail: ari.harmaala@metso.com

(Left to right): Mr. Wu Jianxuan, Vice Secretary of Wuxi New District Party work committee, Mr. Yao Jianan, Assistant Director of Wuxi New District, Ari Harmaala, Jari Kiiskinen and Xie Daorang of Metso Paper (China).

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Yueyang Paper starts up OptiConcept paper machine for newsprint and LWC paper
Yueyang Paper Group Co. Ltd., Hunan province, China, started up an on-line OptiConcept papermaking line on 1 July 2003. The new PM 8 is capable of producing either 580 tpd of highquality newsprint or 715 tpd of LWC paper. Metso Paper received the order for the LWC line in December 2001. At the start-up on July 1, the machine achieved a speed of 1280 m/min at the reel. The start-up proceeded normally with the OptiFeed wet-end system in particular fulfilling all expectations. Metso Papers local presence ensured that the project progressed and stayed on schedule, even though the testing period was short. The new paper machine has already run newsprint in excess of the design capacity for a short period. The next target will be to conduct coating trials when the base paper raw material is brought up to the level required for LWC paper production in the fall. This OptiConcept paper machine has a design speed of 1,600 m/min and a trim width of 6.3 m. The main basis weight will be 60 g/m2 and the furnish will be based mainly on domestic poplar pulp. The On-Line OptiConcept paper machine consists of an OptiFlo headbox, an OptiFormer, an OptiPress, a SymRun dryer section, an OptiHard machine calender, an OptiSizer film coating system, an OptiLoad calender and an OptiReel Plus. Also included are a WinBelt M winder and Metso Automation control systems. The OptiFeed wet-end system of the Yueyang PM 8 covers the key subprocesses, ranging from pulp storage towers to the paper machines headbox, i.e. stock lines, a broke system, stock mixing, an approach system, wet-end chemical handling and white water handling. Due to the swing type of paper machine, several different stock components will be used, e.g. short and long ber kraft, DIP, CTMP and other mechanical pulp. The kraft lines feature OptiSlush bale pulpers, OptiScreen coarse screening and OptiFiner refining, followed by Kajaani KSF freeness transmitters. The stock component proportioning and recipe is accurately controlled in each line, and flow measurements are used to enable fast changes in proportioning and to avoid level control problems. Metso Automations IQStock carries out flow information and consistency control for the stock lines. The broke handling consists of OptiSlush pulpers and a couch pit, followed by full line Gard screening with OptiScreen high-consistency fine screens. The approach system is a single dilution system with LobeMix, a modern stock and chemical mixer. An OptiAir Vac active deaeration tank ensures effective deaeration. The passive aeration of OptiFormer waters with an OptiAir Flume ensures the required deaeration of dilution profiling waters. OptiScreen machine screening is integrated with Gard screening to finalize the stock quality prior to the OptiFlo headbox. The save-all system is designed to recover fibers and to stabilize white water quality.

New deinking line and OptiFeed wet-end system

The new paper machines stock is produced with a new 2-loop deinking line and an OptiFeed wet-end system, both of which were full scope deliveries by Metso Paper. The deinking line uses recycled newspapers (ONP), magazine papers (OMG) and office waste (MOW) as raw material. The capacity of the line is 300 tons per day. The deinking line includes all key subprocesses, including OptiSlush drum pulping, OptiScreen coarse, pre- and ne screening, OptiBright main and post-deinking otation, cleaning, thickening, OptiFiner dispersion, OptiBright high-consistency peroxide and reductive bleaching, OptiThick gap washing and OptiDaf water clarication.

Chemical management
Metso Papers delivery included not only wet end chemical handling, but also coating color preparation and supply systems with OptiScreens and OptiMixers, and coating color recovery with the OptiFilter CR. Wet-end chemicals and coating color preparation are controlled with the metsoDNA system, while recipe handling and reporting are controlled using FlexCom DB. The system includes two operating stations located in the same control room. The supply systems are integrated with a metsoDNA process station, which also handles the OptiSizer operation. I

The 15th Metso Paper Golf Tournament

This years Metso Paper Golf was played at the Sarfvik Golf Club in Kirkkonummi, southern Finland. The weather was nice again, keeping more than 80 Finnish paper and boardmakers and their hosts and hostesses warm at Sarfviks new course. This year the Metso Paper trophy went to M-real, Kirkniemi mill. Kaj Eklund (on the right of the photo) and Olli Alhoniemi took the victory by 67 bogey points. The winner of scratch was Janne Tynninen from UPM-Kymmenes Voikkaa mill, by 75 shots. The ladies victory went to Anne Murtola from Myllykoskis Hurth mill (37 points) and the mens victory to Sunilas Pertti Honkala (38 points). Congratulations to all the winners! The ladies avec program was organized in Helsinki and included a city tour and a visit to the Korkeasaari Zoo. I


Minfeng Special Paper of China orders OptiLoad calender

Metso Paper has signed a contract with Chinas Minfeng Special Paper to supply a 7-roll OptiLoad calender. The calender will be used with a 3.5 meter wide Voith paper machine, which produces label paper. Minfeng Special Paper Co., Ltd. is Chinas largest producer of specialty papers. In addition to specialty printing paper grades, the company produces papers used in the cigarette industry. Minfeng is listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges. The mill is located in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, approx. 150 km southwest of Shanghai. I
For more information, please contact: Markus Veikkola, Sales Manager Metso Paper tel. +358 40 5394502 e-mail: markus.veikkola@metso.com

Metso Paper and Metso Minerals merged into one company in Brazil
In order to consolidate its position in Brazil, Metso decided to unify the operations of Metso Paper Brasil Ltda. and Metso Minerals (Brasil) Ltda. from June 30, 2003. From this date all operations will be under the denomination of Metso Brasil Indstria e Comrcio Ltda. Metso Automation Brasil Ltda. will be consolidated with the new company later. I
For more information, please contact: Metso Brasil Indstria e Comrcio Ltda Av. Independencia 2500 Bairro Iporanga Sorocaba, SP Brasil, CEP 18087-101

SP Newsprint sets another world record

Stora Enso orders rebuild for Corbehem PM 5

Stora Enso has selected Metso Paper to rebuild the PM 5 LWC paper machine in Corbehem, France. The modernization will improve paper quality and increase the operating speed from the existing 1200 m/min up to 1500 m/min. The rebuilt machine will come on stream during 2004. Corbehem mill, located in northern France, produces approx. 500,000 tons a year of LWC paper on three machines. With a wire width of 9.7 m, Corbehem PM 5 originally supplied by Voith in 1990 is one of the largest LWC paper machines in the world. This rebuild is an important milestone in the long-term co-operation between Metso Paper and Stora Enso Corbehem. Metso Paper was selected to supply the project thanks to its thorough knowledge of the LWC papermaking process. The key technologies under consideration were Metso Papers gap former technology, reliable shoe presses combined with overall know-how of high-speed presses, and the excellent HiRun blow box technology. The Metso PowerDry air drying technology was selected for the on-machine coater because of its high efficiency and excellent runnability. Altogether, the delivery includes an OptiFlo dilution-controlled headbox, an OptiFormer gap former, a SymPress B shoe press, HiRun and SymRun HS blow boxes, FoilForce1 tail threading equipment, and PowerDry air dryers. I
Representatives from Metso Paper and SP Newsprint admire the award for a new world record for the most productive newsprint machine in 2002. Left to right, Danny Pope, Metso Paper; Rodney Allison, SP Newsprint; Jack Carter, SP Newsprint and Jarkko Marttinen, Metso Paper.

The smiles were everywhere as Metso Paper presented the award to SP Newsprint, Dublin, Georgia, for setting a new world record for the most productive newsprint machine in 2002. The new record, 1069.1 kg/cm/day was a significant accomplishment according to J-P Beaudoin, Metso Papers Vice President, Paper Machine Lines, North America, who presented the wooden plaque to Jack Carter, Mill Manager, SP Newsprint, during ceremonies at the mill on June 19, 2003. Said Beaudoin, In the North American market where shut-

downs and cutbacks are everyday facts, setting a worlds production record is truly impressive. We congratulate the management for their vision and courage to set their goals so high. And also commend the workforce who turned those challenging objectives into reality. Carter accepted the award on behalf of the employees of SP Newsprint who he thanked for achieving the fantastic results. Metso Paper congratulates SP Newsprint on this achievement and is proud to be involved with this successful team. I

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In accordance with Metso Papers new operating model, the following appointments have been made: SALES AND CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT Sales Network Jouko Hakala, Vice President, Sales Ofce Network Administration and HR. Jukka Joutsjoki, Manager, Sales Network, mainly agency issues. Timo Nirhamo, Manager, CRM Development. BOARD BUSINESS LINE Project Management Kari Leminen, General Manager, Projects Sirkku Myllys, Manager, Forwarding and Logistics Jyrki Mtt, Manager, Process start-ups Nina Erkkil, Manager, Customer Training Leif Henriksson, Manager, Field Installation Marko Lassila, Manager, Project Management Development Project Managers: Pertti Ahtinen, Juha Anttila, Esa Auerkari, Immo Eloranta, Jari Idstrm, Veikko Jouppi, Hannu Jyrkinen, Seppo Kaukiainen, Tarmo Kauppinen, Jari Koivisto, Hannu Kuisma, Jari Kuokka, Ari Lassila, Pentti J Lehtonen, Jorma Lukkari,Tapani Manni, Jari Multamki,Tuula Oravisto-Salmio, Risto Paajanen, Sami Pelkonen, Tapani Poikkimki, Ari Savinen,Timo Siira, Veijo Siren, Juhani A Timonen, Anders Weckstrm Process Improvements Asia Pacic Juha Kallvikbacka, Area Vice President, Process Improvements Europe Keijo Ruonala, Area Manager, Process Improvements, Central Europe Luca Marelli, Area Manager, Process Improvements, Southern Europe The persons mentioned above have an equal position in the Paper Business Line. The Process Improvements segment in Metso Paper, Karlstad, is divided into three product areas:

Process Support, Process Solutions and Learning Services. In accordance with this the following appointments have been made: Johan Bjorn, Product Sales Manager, Process Solutions, Denmark, England and Southern Sweden Bo Kihlberg, Product Sales Manager, Process Solutions, Northern Sweden Peter Lindgren, Product Sales Manager, Process Solutions, Norway Kjell ke Park, Product Sales Manager, Process Solutions, located in Pfungstadt, Germany Lars Ove Reis, Project Manager and project coordination Jenny Lahti-Samuelsson, Product Manager, Process Support Process Technology Process Technology will be organized in two teams according to the board grades: Container Board and Coated Board.The following team leader appointments have been made: Vesa Huovila, Manager, Board Technology, Container Board Stefan Kuni, Manager, Board Technology, Coated Board In addition, the following persons have been appointed Managers, Board Technology: Tommy Brth, Karlstad, Sweden Brian Christiansen, Beloit, Wisconsin, USA Jim Faufau, Norcross, Georgia, USA Tarmo Hurme, Karlstad, Sweden Carl Hkansson, Karlstad, Sweden Jukka Kinnunen, Jyvskyl, Finland Matti Lares, Jrvenp, Finland Mika Pousi, Jyvskyl, Finland Rauno Rantanen, Jrvenp, Finland Brje Sandgren, Karlstad, Sweden Kari Savola, Norcross, Georgia, USA Alexandar Todorovic, Jrvenp, Finland Sales Leena Frm has been appointed Marketing Manager. Global board sales team Tapani Kultaranta, Sales Manager Timo Saresvuo, Sales Manager Kari Sipi, Sales Manager Holger Wendt, Sales Manager Harri Broms, Sales Manager

Kaarlo Hedman, Sales Manager Pekka Laitinen, Sales Manager Timo Ojala, Sales Manager Ingemar Emanuelsson, Sales Manager Henry Carlsson, Sales Manager Latin America, the Middle East, India Pekka Einovaara, Senior Sales Manager Markku Autio, Sales Manager Marko Korpinen, Sales Manager Ahti Peiponen, Sales Manager Jean Taillon, Sales Manager The persons mentioned above have an equal position in Paper Business Line sales in their market area. Sven E Nilsson, Vice President, Board machine sales, Karlstad, will continue to work in specied, ongoing sales projects until his retirement at the end of 2003. PAPER BUSINESS LINE Sales Ari Leppnen has been appointed Area Vice President, Sales. Ari is located in the Beijing branch ofce. Timo Puijola has been appointed Sales Manager, focusing on the Asia area. Jari Marttinen has been appointed Marketing Manager. Scandinavian market area Jari Siitonen, Key Account Manager Kysti Mononen, Senior Sales Manager Kaj Fabritius, Sales Manager Esa Happonen, Sales Manager Timo Jntti, Sales Manager Pekka Kiilholma, Sales Manager Erkki Korpela, Sales Manager Harri Mikkil, Sales Manager Raija Salminen, Sales Manager Jukka Vuorela, Sales Manager European market area Harri Heikkil, Senior Sales Manager Jaakko Ihanainen, Senior Sales Manager Vesa Elovaara, Sales Manager Pekka Haverila, Sales Manager Ritva Jylh, Sales Manager Jukka Kilpi, Sales Manager Helka Leinonen, Sales Manager

Olli Malhonen, Sales Manager Kari Sorsa, Sales Manager Juha Virtanen, Sales Manager China, South-East Asia, Japan, Oceania Markku Turunen, Senior Sales Manager Lauri Aroviita, Senior Sales Manager Pertti Ojala, Senior Sales Manager Pekka Jernberg, Sales Manager Timo Kujala, Sales Manager Timo Valkonen, Sales Manager Markus Veikkola, Sales Manager Osmo Virtanen, Sales Manager North American market area Ilkka Kauranen, Senior Sales Manager Mikko Muhonen, Sales Manager Jukka Nyknen, Sales Manager Krister Nyman, Sales Manager Ossi Porkka, Sales Manager Pekka Turtinen, Sales Manager Aimo Trmnen, Sales Manager Latin America, the Middle East, India Pekka Einovaara, Senior Sales Manager Markku Autio, Sales Manager Marko Korpinen, Sales Manager Ahti Peiponen, Sales Manager Jean Taillon, Sales Manager The persons mentioned above have an equal position in Board Business Line sales in their market area. Process Technology Paper technologists in Paper Technology Team, News: Martti Hirsimki, Antti Ilmarinen, Jari Peuhkuri, Paavo Sirvi. Paper technologists in Paper Technology Team, SC: Heidi Bergman, Antti Heikkinen, Olavi Kokkonen, Vesa Turpeinen, Minna Partonen. Paper technologists in Paper Technology Team,LWC: Tapio Anttila, Markko Jaakkola, Juha S Kinnunen, Hannu Korhonen, Mervi Kuoppamki. Paper technologists in Paper Technology Team, Coated Fine


Paper Petri Aspholm, Kari Kankaanp, Sami Koponen, Marjaana Toppila. Paper technologists in Paper Technology, WF Pirkko-Leena Aarnikoivu, Kalle Hirvel, Pekka Laurila, Juha Lipponen. Timo Valkama, Manager, Paper Technology, Fine Paper The Process Analysis function will be incorporated into Process Technology in PBL. Kari Luostarinen will continue as Manager, Process Analysis. TISSUE BUSINESS LINE Bjrn Engstrm continues as Marketing Manager. SERVICE BUSINESS LINE Sales Finland Pentti Hmlinen Esa Markkanen Esa Niemi Katri Kasurinen (Russian Federation) Scandinavia Kjell-Ove Jonsson Central Europe Richard King Harald Mispelbaum Southern Europe Pierluigi Genduso Arrighi Pascal Herr Pierre Noga US South John Barnett John Fish Steve Gardner Danny Garlington Richard Legget Tom Morse Danny Pope US North Dick Fecteau J. P. Hanhart Tim Jensen Richard Pence Steve Perkizas

Lee Skelley Bob Smith Dan Snider Dave Story Joe Taormina Mike Wolf Canada Robin Bergeron Gontran Gilbert Daryle Hrychany Ed Lukaszewicz Robert Scott Jacques Tardif Benoit Theriault TECHNOLOGY Reima Kerttula continues as Senior Vice President, Research and Technology Development Mikko Karvinen has been appointed Vice President, Technology Development. Johan Grn has been appointed Vice President, Process Chemistry and Technology Development. Timo Vuorimies continues as Vice President, Intellectual Property Management in Metso Paper. Pekka Taskinen has been appointed General Manager, Technology Development. Merja Strengell has been appointed General Manager, Environmental Technology. Niiles Airola has been appointed Manager, Life Cycle Technology Development. Mikko Osara continues as Manager, Technology Development. METSO PAPER, CHINA Metso Paper (China) Co., Ltd. was established on June 18, 2003. The local management of Metso Paper (China) and Valmet Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd: Nalle Stenman, Managing Director, Administration. Located in Wuxi. Jari Kiiskinen, General Manager, Logistics Center. Located in WGQ, Shanghai. Daorong Xie, General Manager, Service. Located in Wuxi. Ari Leppnen, Area Vice President, Sales. Located in the Beijing branch ofce.

Metso Paper (China), Beijing Branch Ofce Employees of Metso Paper Beijing representative ofce have been moved to the new company.The following appointments have been issued at the same time: Paper Business Line Fan Ze, Senior Sales Manager Zhou Zhou, Sales Manager Chang Yawen, Project Engineer Xu Hui, Marketing Coordinator Board Business Line Timo Kerola, Area Vice President, Sales Yang Deyu, Sales Manager Tissue Business Line Tang Wei, Sales Manager Mechanical Pulping Business Line Simon S.Wang, Sales Manager Zhang Min, Sales Manager Cui Shugang, Sales Engineer Chemical Pulping Business Line Feng Yutong, Sales Manager HEAD OFFICE Juha Kinnunen has been appointed Customer Communications Manager, Editor-In-Chief, Fiber & Paper Magazine.

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I MECHANICAL PULPING Mechanical Pulping Abitibi Consolidated, Alma, Quebec, Canada Reject rening system International Paper, Jay, Maine, USA Screening, reject rening and MC bleaching MD Lang Papier, Albbruck, Germany Grinder rebuild,Waterjet Stora Enso, Corbehem, France Rener rebuilds Stora Enso, Maxau, Karlsruhe, Germany Grinder rebuilds Stora Enso, Varkaus, Finland TMP plant 600 t/d Stora Enso North America, Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, Canada TMP plant 780 t/d Stora Enso North America, Whiting, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA TwinWirePress UPM-Kymmene, Kajaani, Finland Grinder rebuild UPM-Kymmene, Rauma, Finland Grinder rebuild Vipap Videm Krsko, Krsko, Slovenia Screening, reject & HC post rening Waggeryd Cell, Vaggeryd, Sweden Rener rebuild Recycled ber Ningbo Ningshing, Xiaogang, Ningbo, China DIP and OCC lines Dongguan Sea Dragon Paper Industries, Dongguan City, Guangdong, China OptiThick GT thickening Cheng Loong, Ta Yuan, Ta Yuan, Hsiang, Taiwan OptiScreen screening and OptiFiner deaking Trakia Papier, Pazardjik, Bulgaria OptiScreen ne screening Stock preparation Shandong Sunpaper, Yanzhou City, Chandong, China OptiSlush bale pulper lines Ningbo Ningshing, Xiaogang, Ningbo, China Stock preparation Stora Enso, Veitsiluoto, Kemi, Finland OptiFiner rening and OptiSlush bale pulping International Paper, Jay, Maine, USA OptiSlush broke pulping M-real Kirkniemi, Kirkniemi, Finland OptiFiner rening

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Fiber&Paper Volume 5, Issue 3, 2003

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Siberian Jay

In Finnish,the Siberian Jay is ordinarily called kuukkelibut it has 37 other names as well, most of them referring to spruce trees.The variety of different names reflects not only how widely spread and well-known Siberian Jays are all over Finland,but also how many myths relate to them.The same applies to Swedish as well, where the Siberian Jay is called skogskringen, forest witch, and to the German name Unglckshher or bringer of bad luck. There are several similar-looking species of Jay living in most parts of northern Eurasia,while the other member of the Perisoreus genus, the gray Perisoreus canadensis a.k.a.the Gray Jayor Canadian Jay, inhabit the coniferous areas of Alaska and Canada. Young Siberian Jays may travel tens of kilometers from their birthplace,but once they settle somewhere,in a small,

one square kilometer area, they usually stay for the rest of their lives.Typically this is a slightly swampy spruce forest with beard lichen growing on the trees. Siberian Jays often find their nesting place as early as mid-winter and by the latest in March/April.The nest is big and warm, with thick walls.The number of eggs is usually four, though it can vary between three and five, with the hatching period lasting approximately three weeks. The Siberian Jay has few natural enemies,sparrow hawks posing perhaps the biggest threat. Siberian Jays mainly feed their young insects, most of which they have stored earlier in tree bark cracks and among lichen. Siberian Jays are omnivorous. A Jay family roaming through the forest will meticulously search the entire area from ground level to tree tops for food, finding mainly in-

sects and spiders. In late summer, Jays feed mainly on berries and in the fall even mushrooms are added to their diet.Siberian Jays apparently get through winter using the food they have gathered and stored previously.

Photograph: Hannu Hautala, LKA, Finland.