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Metso Paper -supplied UPM Jämsänkoski PM 6 sets new world speed record for SC paper

The Metso Paper -supplied PM 6 at UPM's Jämsänkoski mill in Finland has set a new world speed record for SC paper production. The machine reached a 24-hour record of 1,815 m/min (5,955 ft/min) on 16-17 September. The machine's runnability was good, as usual. The top speed during the period was 1,820 m/min.

Metso Paper supplied the machine in 1992 and modernized it extensively in 2005-2006.

The previous speed record for SC grades was 1,806 m/min, held by a machine supplied by Metso Paper in 1998.

UPM is one of the world’s leading forest products groups. The Group's sales in 2005 were EUR 9.3 billion, and it has over 31,000 employees. UPM's main products include printing papers, converting materials and wood products. The company has production plants in 15 countries and its main market areas are Europe and North America. UPM's shares are listed on the Helsinki and New York stock exchanges. Further information is available on the company's web site at www.upm-kymmene.com.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2005 net sales of approximately EUR 4.2 billion. Its 22,000 employees in more than 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 further information, please contact: Olavi Kupari Project manager Metso Paper, Inc. Tel. +358 40 547 1954 olavi.kupari@metso.com

Vesa Turpeinen Paper Technology Manager Metso Paper, Inc. Tel. +358 40 722 8074 vesa.turpeinen@metso.com