Metso will supply Hyogo Pulp Industries, Ltd. with a pulp drying line for its mill in Tanigawa, Japan. The start-up of the line is planned for the last quarter of 2014. The value of the order will not be disclosed. Metso’s scope of supply includes a pulp drying line excluding the building and civil works. The main parts of the delivery are a wet end, a pulp dryer, a cutter layboy and a baling line. «Metso received the order from Hyogo Pulp as Metso’s solution best matched Hyogo Pulp’s requirements in terms of easy adjustability for different grades», says Antti Suoknuuti, Vice President, Sales, Fiber business line, Metso. Hyogo Pulp has been shifting from market pulp production with wet lap machine for domestic supply into exporting pulp to China, Korea, Taiwan and Southeast Asia and therefore Hyogo Pulp need to change to production of fully dried pulp. The capacity of the new pulp drying line will be 770 air dried tons per day and the width at the cutter layboy 3.9 meters.