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Metso to supply board machine rebuild for Cartones Ponderosa in Mexico

Metso will rebuild the folding boxboard machine at the San Juan del Río mill of Cartones Ponderosa, S.A. de C.V. in Mexico. The start-up of the rebuilt PM 1 machine is scheduled for the second quarter of 2012. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Metso's delivery will include rebuilds of the coating and drying sections. Drying capacity will be increased with two OptiDry Vertical impingement dryers enabling both a production and a speed increase. Replacing the coating station with an OptiLayer curtain coater and a new coating color supply system will further improve the folding boxboard quality. The rebuilt PM 1 will produce folding boxboard in the basis weight range of 235 to 490 g/m2.

Cartones Ponderosa, S.A. de C.V. located in San Juan del Río is the leading producer of coated cardboard in Mexico. The company produces more than 50% of the total Mexican recycled coated board made, and is the only exporter in its field.

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 28,500 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com

For further information, please contact:

Pekka Turtinen, Senior Sales Manager, Paper business line, Metso Tel. +358 40 770 7649, pekka.turtinen(at)metso.com

JP Beaudoin, Senior Vice President, Paper business line, Metso Tel. +1 678 641 1016, jp.beaudoin(at)metso.com