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Metso StreamLine Pro roll wrapping and handling system goes online at the NewPage Wickliffe mill, USA

The new Metso StreamLine Pro wrapping and handling system went into production on December 1, 2008 at the NewPage Wickliffe, Kentucky mill, USA.

The fully automated roll wrapping and handling system includes a modularized high capacity StreamLine Pro kraft roll wrapper with four industrial robots. The new conveyor system collects rolls from the paper machine and the off-machine coater areas and brings them to the new wrapper. After rolls are wrapped and labeled, they are moved to either the "in process" area or shipping warehouse. The entire system is free of any hydraulics. All actuators are electric or pneumatic.

This is the second StreamLine Pro that NewPage has purchased. The first system was started up at their Escanaba operations in October, 2006.

NewPage Corporation, headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, is a leading producer of coated papers in North America. The Wickliffe mill has a kraft mill, one paper machine and an off-machine coater. With 530 employees, the mill produces 340,000 tons of paper and 345,000 tons of hardwood pulp per year. The Wickliffe facility is a leader in magazine covers.

Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have over 28,000 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com

For more information, please contact: Steve Uitenbroek, Senior Product Manager, Paper and Fiber Technology, Metso steve.uitenbroek@metso.com, Tel. 920-738-8569