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Metso Paper rebuilds tissue machine in Russia with Advantage ViscoNip press

Metso Paper has been selected to rebuild the press section of the tissue machine at Naberezhniye Chelny Paper Mill, in the city of Naberezhniye Chelny, Russia. The rebuild will comprise the revolutionary new Advantage ViscoNip press for energy savings, improved bulk and flat profile. The new press section will be started up during the first quarter of 2008.

One Advantage ViscoNip press is already in commercial operation and a second ViscoNip press has been sold to the Chinese tissue producer HengAn. The Advantage ViscoNip press is designed to optimize the performance of new and existing press sections.

In 2006 Metso Paper delivered a new reel to the same tissue machine at Naberezhniye Chelny.

Naberezhniye Chelny Paper Mill is one of the largest tissue producers in Russia. The whole production of more than 50 000 tons of base paper this year will be converted at the mill into more than 300 million rolls of toilet paper counting for approximately 27% of the total Russian production.

An ongoing rebuild program during the next few years will result in a more than 30% increase in the production.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2006 net sales of approximately EUR 5 billion. Its 25, 500 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 more information: Jan Erikson VP, Sales Tissue Business Line, Metso Paper Tel. +46 54 17 14 90, mobile +46 705 17 14 90 jan.erikson@metso.com