Metso will rebuild two board machines for M-real in Finland to increase capacity and improve quality: the BM 3 cartonboard machine at the Simpele mill and the BM 1 kraftliner machine at the Kemiart Liners mill in Kemi. The startup of the rebuilt Simpele BM 3 machine is scheduled for the second quarter of 2011 and that of the rebuilt Kemiart Liners BM 1 machine for the third quarter of 2011.

Metso's delivery to the Simpele mill will include a rebuild of the forming section, press section including a new shoe press and the dryer section. Metso’s delivery to the Kemiart Liners mill will include a coating section rebuild. Additionally, a coating drying rebuild will replace old gas infrared dryers with high-drying-capacity air dryers.

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