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Metso Paper to rebuild towel machine for Wausau Paper, USA

Metso Paper has been awarded a former and press section rebuild as part of a modernization project planned for towel machine TM 1 at the Wausau Paper mill in Middletown, Ohio, USA. The value of the Metso order is not disclosed.

The project will increase toweling capacity at the Middletown mill by 16,000 tons annually. The rebuild, scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2009, will utilize state-of-the-art technology to substantially improve manufacturing capabilities and capacity, support future product introductions, and reduce manufacturing costs.Metso will deliver the latest OptiFlo headbox technology and Advantage DCT technology for the rebuild to support the increased capacity of the production line.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2007 net sales of over EUR 6 billion. Its almost 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 further information, please contact:

Marco Marcheggiani, President, Metso Paper, Tissue business line, phone +1 404 229 7575 or +46 705 171 511, marco.marceheggiani@metso.com

Soren Eriksson, Sr. Marketing/Sales Manager, Metso Paper, Tissue business line, phone +1 770-242-3327 or +1 404-242-8845, soren.eriksson@metso.com