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Metso to supply complete tissue line to Hayat Kimya in Turkey

Metso will supply a complete tissue production line to Hayat Kimya A.S., Turkey. The line includes an Advantage DCT 200TS tissue machine and will be installed in the company’s mill in Yeniköy which is located near the city of Izmit. Start-up is planned for the fourth quarter of 2010. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Metso’s scope of delivery will comprise a complete tissue production line including a stock preparation system and an Advantage DCT 200TS tissue machine. The tissue machine will be equipped with an OptiFlo headbox, Metso Yankee cylinder, Advantage AirCap hood adapted for co-generation, Advantage WetDust dust system, Advantage Run sheet transfer system and an Advantage SoftReel L reel. The stock preparation lines will consist of OptiSlush pulpers, OptiFiner conical refiners and OptiScreen machine screens.

Furthermore the delivery will include an extensive automation package with metsoDNA machine and process controls, PaperIQ Plus scanner and quality controls. Complete engineering, installation supervision, training, start-up and commissioning are also included in the delivery.

With a width of 5.6 m and a design speed of 2,200 m/min, the new line will have a design capacity of 70,000 tons a year of high-quality facial, toilet and towel grades. Raw material for the new line will be virgin fiber.

The production line is optimized to save energy and to enhance final product quality.

Hayat Kimya A.S. is part of the Hayat Group. The Hayat Group primarily operates in the chemicals, hygienic products, paper and wood-based industries. The Hayat tissue facilities have a paper production capacity of 65,000 tons and a converting capacity of 60,000 tons per year. With the new investment the total production capacity of Hayat Kimya will reach 135,000 tons, making it the largest tissue producer in Turkey.

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 26,500 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com

For more information, please contact:

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

Björn Magnus, Sales Manager, Tissue business line, Metso Tel. +46 54 17 79 83, mobile phone +46 703 17 79 83