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Metso supplies UPM Changshu.

Metso Automation will supply an extensive automation and field solutions delivery to UPM (Changshu) Paper Industry Co. Ltd. in China for its new papermaking line, PM1, which is being built by Metso Paper. The start-up is scheduled for the summer of 2005.

The delivery includes a metsoDNA machine control system, PaperIQ Plus quality control system, profiling actuators and CD controls, Parsytec WIS web inspection system, and Sensodec 6S condition and runnability monitoring system. Moreover, Metso Automation will deliver a PaperIQ Plus quality control system and Sensodec 6S system to the new Optiload calender of Changshu mill's paper making line PM2. The annual production capacity of the new line will be 450,000 tons of uncoated copy and offset papers. The Changshu mill is located along the Yangtze River, approximately 100 km from Shanghai. After the start-up of the new machine, the annual production capacity of the mill will be 800,000 tons of fine paper.

In other Metso news, Metso Automation announced that, since its introduction in September 2003, the order list for its PaperIQ Plus quality control system (QCS) has reached 23. Since many of these are multi-scanner systems, the number of scanners on order is 36. In addition, a number of older systems have been upgraded with new PaperIQ Plus sensors.
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Title Annotation:WorldWatch
Publication:Solutions - for People, Processes and Paper
Date:Aug 1, 2004
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