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Metso finalizing the rebuild of its tissue pilot machine in Karlstad, Sweden

Metso Paper is now finalizing the rebuild of its TM1 pilot tissue machine at the Tissue Technology Center in Karlstad, Sweden. The purpose of the rebuild has been to adopt the machine to very promising new tissue making technologies for sustainable high end tissue production. The value of the investment is close to EUR 3 million.

Metso Paper will demonstrate the new capability of its TM1 during the Tissue Making 2008 Conference in Karlstad on September 18 – 19 this year.

The Tissue Technology Center is Metso Paper’s unique center for research and development of tissue technology. The center is comprised of two complete tissue pilot machines and laboratory for conventional and through-air drying tissue. Lower energy consumption in the tissue making process and higher end product quality are the predominant driving forces of the center’s activities.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2007 net sales of over EUR 6 billion. Its over 27,000 employees in some 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries. www.metso.com

For more information, please contact:

Ingvar Klerelid, VP, Product Management, Metso Paper, Tissue business line Tel. +46 54 17 14 13, Mobile +46 703 17 14 13, ingvar.klerelid@metso.com