Metso will rebuild an off-machine coater of the coated wood-free paper production line at the Changhang mill of Hansol Paper Co. Ltd. in South Korea.

"The main target of the rebuild is to convert the production line to produce also thermal paper grades. As a result of the rebuild, the mill will be capable of flexibly changing production between coated wood-free grades and thermal paper grades," says Pekka Turtinen, Metso’s senior sales manager.

The order consists of a curtain coating unit, a soft calender, a reel and a moisturizer for curl control. The curtain coating unit applies a thin thermal coating layer on the web in a non-contacting operation.

The rebuilt production line will be fully operational during 2013. The value of the order will not be disclosed.