Metso will rebuild a relocated fine paper machine for the Mexican Grupo Unipak, S.A. de C.V. PT. at their new mill site Grupak Hidalgo, in the municipality of Emiliano Zapata in Mexico. Start up of the relocated and rebuilt machine is scheduled for the first quarter of 2013.

The 18' (5.6 m) wide fine paper machine will be reconditioned and modified to manufacture recycled containerboard grades in the basis weight range of 70 to 195 g/m2. Metso’s delivery will comprise a modernization of the forming section. Metso also will modify the dryer section, air systems, steam and condensate system as well as stock preparation system with a new dry end pulper.

Grupo Unipak, S.A. de C.V. PT. is a large Mexican company producing a variety of food packaging products. The company currently produces liner and fluting grades for its own integrated use on two machines located in Cuernavaca, Mexico.