Metso to control packaging paper production line in Indiana

  • June 03, 2014
  • Metso Automation
  • News

June 3, 2014 - Pratt Industries chose a large automation package from Metso for its new PM 16 packaging paper production line, which will be located at the 100% recycled paper mill currently under construction in Valparaiso, Indiana, US. Once completed in the first quarter of 2015, this mill will be the world’s most technologically advanced and environmentally friendly mill. Metso’s delivery scope to the site includes the Metso DNA automation system and a Metso IQ quality control system equipped with a Metso IQ Dilution Profiler for a dilution headbox and a Metso IQ Moisturizer system for moisture profiling. Automation plays a significant role in improving the sustainable performance in papermaking. With advanced solutions, it is possible to increase the energy and materials efficiency as well as reduce water consumption through process stabilization and optimization. Metso has a solid track record in these areas. “This mill will be a showcase of 21st century recycling technology, resulting in the best performing recycled paper on the market,” says Anthony Pratt, Chairman of Pratt Industries. “At capacity, the mill will save the equivalent of some 20,000 trees and divert up to 3,500 cubic yards of waste from landfills every day. That’s enough trees to cover almost 15 football fields and enough waste to fill 90 garbage trucks every 24 hours.” The deliveries will take place in 2014.  

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