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Metso to supply containerboard line to Greenpac Mill in the United States

Metso will supply a containerboard production line to Greenpac Mill LLC to their new mill site in Niagara Falls, NY, in the United States. The start-up of the production line is scheduled for the second quarter of 2013. The value of the order is approximately EUR 65 million.

Metso’s delivery will include a complete linerboard machine from headbox to roll handling, including air systems, machine pulpers, a broke collection system and a quality control system. The delivery will also comprise board machine clothing under a long-term agreement. The production speed of the 9.05-m-wide (356.3 in wire) board machine, PM 1, will be 915 m/min (3,000 ft/min). The annual production capacity will be approximately 430,000 tonnes (540,000 short tons) of linerboard in the basis weight range of 97.6–170.9 g/m2 (20–35 lb/ft2), out of 100 % recycled fiber.

Greenpac Mill LLC is a Cascades affiliate. Created in 1997, Norampac, a Division of Cascades, is the largest containerboard producer in Canada and the 6th largest in North America, with nearly 5,000 employees. Today, Norampac operates several containerboard and boxboard mills, corrugated product plants, folding carton plants and a graphic center in Canada and the United States.

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:

Jukka Tiitinen, President, North America, Paper and Fiber Technology, Metso Tel. +1 404 433 0937 or +358 40 740 6178, jukka.tiitinen(at)metso.com

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