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Metso establishes new Tissue Technology Award for energy-saving innovations

A Tissue Technology Award has been established by Metso to promote university students’ and scientists’ work on energy efficient innovations applicable to the tissue making industry.

A prize amount of totally 25,000 USD will be awarded for the best innovations.

The Tissue Technology Award will be given every second year and the first winners will be announced at the Tissue World conference in Nice, France, in 2013.

A sovereign jury will appoint the winners according to a specific selection process. The jury is formed by representatives from Karlstad University, Sweden, the Energy Square organization and Metso’s Tissue business line.

“Energy efficiency is a crucial issue for the tissue industry globally and it takes a wide perspective and open minds to explore new areas for innovation,” says Marco Marcheggiani, President, Tissue business line, Metso. ”Being the clear market and technology leader in tissue Metso wants to stimulate innovative work also outside our own organization by this award.”

Detailed information about the Metso Tissue Technology Award including application regulations can be found at www.metso.com/tissueaward.

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 28,500 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com

For further information, please contact: Marco Marcheggiani, President, Tissue business line, Metso Tel. +1 404 229 7575 or +46 705 171 511

Anders Björn, President, Metso Paper Karlstad AB, Tissue business line, Metso Tel. +46 705 17 13 38