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Metso to supply containerboard making technology to Amcor in Australia

Metso has received an add-on order for containerboard making technology from Amcor Packaging (Australia) Pty Ltd as part of its new machine project for a containerboard line, B9, at its Botany Mill in Sydney, Australia. The main order for a containerboard line scheduled to start up during the second half of 2011 was received from Amcor in 2008 and published on September 17, 2008. The value of the add-on order will not be disclosed.

Metso’s delivery for the Botany Mill B9 testliner machine will now extend to include all main process equipment and control systems for the Mill. The add-on order contains, among others, control valves and instrumentation as well as complete mill engineering and electrification with Metso drive controls. This extended scope of supply and project implementation method will benefit Amcor significantly. The B9 machine will be built to world’s best standards to produce recycled testliner from 80 to 200 g/m2. The B9 machine will deliver Amcor and its customers high-quality testliner, the ability to produce liner at lighter weights to allow innovation and deliver significant environmental benefits with lower usage of energy and water.

Amcor Packaging (Australia) Pty Ltd is part of Amcor Limited. Amcor Limited is a global packaging manufacturer offering a broad range of plastic, fibre, metal and glass packaging products, along with packaging-related services. It has an annual sales of about EUR 9.5 billion (in excess of AUD 14 billion) and 35,000 employees worldwide. Through more than 300 manufacturing sites it operates in 43 countries.

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 27,000 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com

For more information, please contact:

Hannu T. Pietilä, Vice President, Sales, Paper business line, Metso Tel. +358 40 503 4085, hannu.t.pietila(at)metso.com