The Metso-supplied complete containerboard productionline B9 with an extended scope of supply project implementation for Amcor Packaging (Australia) Pty Ltd successfully came on stream on October 16, 2012 at the company’s Botany mill in Sydney, Australia. The productionline was officially opened in an inauguration ceremony held last February 1, 2013. The new 6.25-m-wide B9 machine, the ninth paper machine to operate at the Botany site, has an annual production capacity of approximately 400,000 tonnes of high-quality 100% recycled testliner and fluting grades in the basis weight range of 80 to 200 g/m2, from wastepaper collected throughout the Sydney region. The design speed of the machine is 1,600 m/min. The B9 productionline produces savings in energy, solid waste and water use per unit of paper production and improves the environmental performance of the mill.
Metso’s delivery included an OCC (old corrugated containers) pulping line and a complete OptiConcept boardmaking line from headboxes to reel with a stock preparation system, air systems, chemical systems and a high-capacity winder and a roll handling system. A comprehensive Metso DNA automation package comprised process, machine and quality controls and machine condition monitoring.