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Metso-supplied tissue machine to Fook Woo starts up in China

The Metso-supplied Advantage DCT 60 tissue machine to the Fook Woo Group of Hong Kong and China came successfully on stream in Huizhou, Guangdong province, China, as planned on May 25, 2009. The machine is the first of two Advantage DCT 60 machines to be supplied by Metso to the Fook Woo Group.

Metso’s scope of delivery comprises two complete Advantage DCT 60 tissue machines including OptiFlo II TIS headbox, Metso Yankee cylinder, Advantage AirCap hood, ValReel reel, mechanical drives, controls and basic mill engineering. Metso has also provided supervision and training for the operations.

The 2.85-meter-wide Advantage DCT 60 tissue machines have a design speed of 1,300 m/min. The capacity of each line using recycled fiber will be 20,000 tons per year of tissue paper for facial, toilet, napkin and towel products.

The Advantage DCT 60 tissue machines use steam for the complete drying. Steam is more readily available and a low cost source of energy at many places in China.

The second of the Metso Advantage DCT 60 tissue machines to Fook Woo is scheduled to start up during the third quarter of this year together with a Metso supplied DIP line to furnish both machines.

Founded in 1968, Fook Woo Group is the leading recycling service provider in Hong Kong. The Group operates one of the biggest waste paper sorting centers and a paper mill in Huizhou, Guangdong, China. The company is the largest manufacturer of tissue from 100% recycled fiber in China.

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 more information, please contact:

Anders Björn President, Metso Paper Karlstad AB Tel. +46 54 17 13 38, mobile phone +46 705 17 13 38

Leif Forsberg Senior Vice President, Sales, Tissue business line, Metso Tel. +46 54 17 13 10, mobile phone +46 705 17 13 10