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Metso to supply complete woodyard and Defibrator systems to Duratex, Brazil

Metso will supply complete woodyard equipment and Defibrator systems with chipwashers for the two new MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) projects of Duratex S.A. in Brazil. The equipment for the first project placed in Itapetininga, São Paulo, will be delivered in December 2011 and for the second project at a later date. The order value is less than EUR 25 million.

The woodyard in both cases comprises GentleFeed log receiving, EasyTyre drum debarker and Camura chipper, CSE chip screens and RRR reclaimers for chips and bark storage. The refining system for each project comprises Metso’s advanced large capacity EVO 70 Defibrator as well as chipwasher.

The two new MDF plants will have an effective capacity of 1.2 million m³ per year when completed.

Duratex is the leader in the panels business in Southern Hemisphere, and the new investments will lift its annual MDF nominal capacity to 3.2 million cubic meters, which should generate expected additional annual net revenue of about EUR 430 million (Brazilian Real 1.0 billion). The market for woodpanels in Brazil increased by 21% in 2010 and that for MDF even more, by 26%.

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 more information, please contact: Mattias Erixon, Senior Sales Manager, Fiber business line, Metso Tel. +46 70 610 57 27, mattias.erixon(at)metso.com