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Metso-supplied SymBelt press reaches 2,000 m/min at Al Sindian, Egypt

The Metso-supplied Advantage DCT 200TS tissue machine at Al Sindian mill, in 6th October City, Egypt, has been operated at the speed of 2,000 m/min with it's SymBelt shoe press.

After a smooth start-up in 2005, the 5.5 m-wide Advantage DCT 200TS tissue machine produces high-quality facial, toilet and towel grades at top operational speeds. The outstanding results at Al Sindian have been possible to reach thanks to the highly professional mill organization and the dedicated personnel operating this top-quality equipment.

The Al Sindian mill belongs to the Nuqul Group, with headquarters in Amman, Jordan. Nuqul Group is the leading tissue producer in the Middle East and North Africa, operating four paper mills: Al Keena and Al Snobar in Jordan as well as Al Bardi and Al Sindian in Egypt. Metso Paper has delivered three tissue machines to Nuqul Group: one to the Al Bardi mill in 1991, one to Al Sindian in 2005, and the latest one to Al Snobar in 2007. The two latest machines are of the same model and size.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2007 net sales of over EUR 6 billion. Its over 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, Tissue business line, Metso Paper Mobile phone: +1 404 229 7575

Jan Erikson Vice President, Sales, Tissue business line, Metso Paper Phone: + 46 54 17 1490, mobile phone: +46 70 514 17 90