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Metso to supply tissue line to AK GIDA SAN ve TİC A.Ş in Turkey

Metso will supply a complete tissue production line to AK GIDA SAN ve TİC A.Ş, Turkey. The tissue line will be installed in the company’s new mill in Pamukova, which is located in Sakarya province. Start-up is planned for the second quarter of 2011. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The market value of a tissue production line of this type ranges from EUR 15 million to 20 million, depending on the scope of delivery and production output.

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

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

With a width of 5.6 m and a design speed of 2,200 m/min, the new line will produce 60,000 tons a year of high-quality facial, handkerchief, toilet and towel grades. The raw material for the new line will be virgin fiber. The production line will be optimized to save energy and enhance final product quality.

AK GIDA SAN ve TİC A.Ş aims to expand its operations into the field of tissue products by building a new tissue mill in Pamukova, Turkey. With 140,000 m2 of production area, AK GIDA SAN ve TİC A.Ş currently produces some 400 different dairy products at the Pamukova facilities.

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:

Jan Erikson, Vice President, Sales, Tissue business line, Metso Tel. +46 70 517 14 90, jan.erikson(at)metso.com

Björn Magnus, Sales Manager, Tissue business line, Metso Tel. +46 703 17 79 83, bjorn.magnus(at)metso.com