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Metso supplied tissue machine starts up at Fabrica De Papel San Francisco in Mexico

The Metso supplied Advantage DCT 100 TS tissue machine came successfully on stream on June 19, 2009 at Fabrica De Papel San Francisco S.A. de C.V., in Mexicali, Mexico.

Metso’s scope of delivery comprised a complete tissue machine equipped with an OptiFlo II TIS headbox, a 16-foot Metso Yankee cylinder, an Advantage AirCap yankee hood, sheet control, tail threading equipment and an Advantage SoftReel P reel. The design speed of the 2.6-m-wide tissue machine is 2,200 m/min.

“We are extremely satisfied with the performance of the machine during start-up. The machine climbed the start-up curve very smoothly and efficiently. Just 12 days after the start-up it was making saleable paper at 2,100 m/min without any difficulties. This is certainly our best start-up ever, says Darío Palma y Meza Espinoza, plant manager at Fabrica De Papel San Francisco.

The new machine is the company’s second Advantage DCT 100 TS tissue machine. Fabrica De Papel San Francisco has successfully been operating their first tissue machine of the same type since 2006. The machine set a world speed record for tissue production earlier this year by running at an average speed of 2,160 m/min during 24 hours.

The new tissue line will use 100 % recycled fiber as raw material and will add another 30,000 tons per year of bathroom tissue, napkin and towel grades to the company’s current production.

Fabrica De Papel San Francisco now operates four tissue production lines and converting facilities, delivering tissue products for the Mexican market.

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 about 28,000 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com

For further information, please contact:

Jan L. Larsson North American Sales Account Manager, Tissue business line, Metso Tel. +1 770 263 7863, mobile +1 404 229 4269

Jan Erikson Vice President, Sales, Tissue business line, Metso Tel. +46 54 17 14 90, cell phone +46 70 517 14 90