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Metso Paper to supply complete tissue line to Cellynne in the USA

Metso Paper will supply a complete Advantage DCT 100HS tissue line to Cellynne Paper Converter in the USA. Production is scheduled to start during the first quarter of 2009 in Haines City, Florida. The value of the order is not disclosed. The value of these types of tissue machines ranges from EUR 10 to 15 million, depending on the scope of the delivery and the production capacity. The order is booked in Metso's fourth quarter order backlog of 2007.

Metso’s scope of delivery comprises a complete tissue machine equipped with an OptiFlo II TIS headbox, an 18-foot Metso Yankee cylinder, Advantage AirCap yankee hood, sheet control and tail threading equipment, reel and roll handling systems as well as stock preparation equipment. The order also comprises QCS and DCS systems by Metso Automation.

The tissue machine will have a wire width of 2.7 m, an operating speed of 2,000 m/min, and a daily production of up to 130 tonnes of high-quality facial, bathroom tissue and towel grades.

The current machine is a repeat order by Cellynne. Since 2006, Cellynne Paper Converter has successfully operated the first North American Advantage DCT 100HS tissue machine delivered by Metso Paper.

Cellynne Holdings, headquartered just south of Orlando, Florida, is the largest independent paper converter in North America. This actively growing company is primarily engaged in the conversion of jumbo parent rolls into smaller, more commercially usable paper products, such as toilet tissue and paper towels. The company serves both the Away-From-Home and the At-Home market segments.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2006 net sales of approximately EUR 5 billion. Its more than 26,000 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 more information, please contact: Jan L. Larsson North American Sales Account Manager, Metso Paper, Tissue business line Tel. +1 770 263 7863, mobile +1 404 229 4269

Donald Beaumont VP North American Operations, Metso Paper, Tissue business line Tel. +1 207 571 5703, mobile +1 207 229 2706