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Metso-supplied tissue making line starts up in Mexico

The Metso-supplied tissue making line of SCA in Mexico came successfully on stream on November 15, 2010, at SCA’s greenfield mill site in Ciudad Sahagún, Hidalgo State, close to Mexico City. The new PM 1 line has an annual production capacity of 60,000 tonnes of high-quality facial, toilet and towel grades.

Metso’s scope of delivery comprised a complete turn-key tissue production line. The production line is fully Metso-engineered and optimized with regard to energy savings, production efficiency and quality. The scope of supply included a tissue machine, deinking plant, effluent plant, stock preparation system, a mill-wide automation package, and also all other auxiliary equipment and systems needed for the mill. Transport, installation, training, start-up and commissioning were also included in the delivery. The combination of Metso’s wide hardware portfolio and extensive know-how and project services has created a highly competitive production unit.

“Within Metso we have the best professionals and very committed people to make such an extensive project as this possible. The installation at the site was finalized timely with high quality and in flawless cooperation with the SCA project team,” says Dan Finnerman, Vice President, Project Management, Tissue business line, Metso.

The civil engineering and building construction was handled by SCA. Special attention was paid to the interaction between the civil engineering and Metso’s plant design.

”Metso supplied a very complete solution for the tissue mill. The SCA project team worked closely with Metso throughout all phases of the projects. Support and cooperation from Metso was excellent. The tissue machine start-up went very smoothly,” said James Haeffele, Vice President, Tissue Technology for SCA North America and Project Director for the Sahagún greenfield tissue mill project.

SCA is a global hygiene and paper company that develops and produces personal-care products, tissue, packaging solutions, publication papers and solid-wood products. Sales in 2009 amounted to EUR 10.5 billion. SCA has about 45,000 employees.

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 27,000 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com

For more information, please contact:

Dan Finnerman, Vice President, Project Management, Tissue business line, Metso Tel. +46 705 95 78 60, dan.finnerman(at)metso.com

Jan Erikson, Vice President, Sales, Tissue business line, Metso Tel. +46 705 17 14 90, jan.erikson(at)metso.com