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Metso-supplied tissue making line starts up successfully at Syktyvkar Tissue Group, Russia

The Metso-supplied tissue line of Syktyvkar Tissue Group Ltd. came successfully on stream on September 17, 2008, in Syktyvkar, Republic of Komi, Russia.

The tissue line comprises Metso stock preparation equipment and an Advantage DCT 100 tissue machine including OptiFlo headbox, Metso Yankee cylinder, Advantage AirCap hood, Advantage WetDust dust management system as well as air and ventilation equipment.

The new PM 2 is a 2.7-meter-wide tissue machine having a design speed of 1,600 m/min and a daily production of 60 - 90 tonnes.

The Syktyvkar mill, since 2003 operated by Syktyvkar Tissue Group, has hosted tissue production for more than 20 years. With a market share of around 10 per cent it is currently one of the best known companies on the Russian tissue product market. The company, employing close to 400 persons, produces 20,000 t/y of tissue in a grammage range of 17-32 gsm, sold as base tissue and as different converted products. The Group's headquarters and production facilities are located in Syktyvkar, capital of the Republic of Komi in northwestern Russia.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2007 net sales of over EUR 6 billion. Its over 27,000 employees in approximately 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries.

For further information, please contact:

Jan Erikson VP, Sales, Tissue Business Line, Metso Paper Tel. +46 54 17 14 90, mobile +46 705 17 14 90, [email protected]

Leif Forsberg SVP, Sales, Tissue Business Line, Metso Paper Tel. +46 54 17 13 10, cell phone +46 705 17 13 10, [email protected]