Sodra Cell commissions Metso to supply new Metso Kappa Q analyzer at 425,000 tonnes/year Mörrum pulp mill in Sweden, to measure pulp lignin content, brightness, shive content; startup scheduled for September

HELSINKI , September 12, 2011 (press release) – Upgrading to Metso Kappa Q technology provides existing users of Metso Kappa Analyzers with both new and faster measurement possibilities.

Södra Cell’s Mörrum mill in southern Sweden is currently installing a new Metso Kappa Q analyzer. It will replace one of three analyzers operating on the mill’s two fiberlines where Metso’s Kappa analyzer technology has been in use since 1994.The new analyzer with 7 sample points in the ECF fiberline will measure pulp lignin content and brightness as well as shive content for improved process optimization and quality control. Start-up of the analyzer on fiberline 2 will be completed during September 2011.

"With 400 delivered, Metso Kappa Analyzers have gained a solid reputation for reliability around the world and this latest repeat order is further proof of our customers' confidence in Metso technology,” says Jarmo Koskinen, Business Manager, Metso Pulp Analyzers. “Many of the new features and measurements have been developed with help from mills like Mörrum and it is especially satisfying to see them reaping the rewards of our continuing cooperation.”

The Metso Kappa Q utilizes patented sweep technology to measure kappa and brightness with a unique two-point calibration method. The fast and accurate Kappa and brightness measurement provides mill with new possibilities for profitable and sustainable pulp production. The addition of shive analysis has provided a valuable diagnostic tool that helps to produce more uniform pulp and gives the mill precise information of grade differentiation for premium pricing potential.

Mörrum produces 425,000 tonnes per year of hardwood and softwood pulp on two fiberlines. Much of the pulp produced at Södra Cell in Mörrum is exported to paper mills in Europe to manufacture paper which may become magazines, books, tea bags and many other products. The Mörrum mill is also the source of green electricity and district heating used to heat houses in the Karlshamn municipality.

Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have about 29,000 employees in more than 50 countries.

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