Helsinki-based Metso will supply Zhejiang Jingxing Paper Joint Stock Co. Ltd. with an OptiConcept M containerboard production line for their Pinghu site in Zhejiang Province in China. The new production line is targeted to produce high quality containerboard grades out of 100 percent recycled raw materials. The startup of the machine is scheduled for 2014.

“The line ordered by Zhejiang Jingxing Paper will be the fourth OptiConcept M-type production line to be supplied to Asia. The first line delivered was started up in China in December 2012. This latest project introduces the newest member in the OptiConcept M family, widening Metso’s offering to serve the narrower trim width of 5,650 mm [18.5367']. This represents Metso’s strategic move to enter this narrow segment, especially in China and Asia-Pacific,” says Petri Paukkunen, vice president, paper mills sales and marketing at Metso.