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Metso to supply tissue line to Fujian HengLi Paper in China

Metso will supply a complete tissue production line to Fujian HengLi Paper Co., Ltd. in Nanan City, Fujian Province, China. The line will be started up in the third quarter of 2011. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The market value of a tissue production line of this type is in the range of EUR 15-20 million depending on the scope of the delivery and the production output.

Metso’s delivery will comprise a complete production line with stock preparation equipment and an Advantage DCT 200 HS tissue machine including an OptiFlo II TIS multi-layer headbox, a Metso Yankee cylinder, an Advantage AirCap hood, an Advantage WetDust dust management system and an Advantage SoftReel reel. The delivery also features Metso’s patented Advantage ViscoNip pressing technology. The production line will be optimized to enhance final product quality and save energy.

The delivery will also comprise an extensive Metso automation package including metsoDNA machine, process and integrated drive controls, as well as a PaperIQ Select quality control system with an IQScanner-i scanner and an IQFiber sensor.

With a width of 5.6 m and an operating speed of 1,900 m/min, the new production line will produce 60,000 tons a year of high-quality facial, toilet and towel grades. The raw material for the new line will be virgin pulp.

The order follows the successful start-up of an Advantage DCT 100 tissue machine at the company’s Nanan mill in July 2006.

Fujian HengLi Paper Co., Ltd. is part of the HengLi Group. The HengLi Group is a leading Chinese producer of hygiene products with a nationwide sales and distribution network. The Group, which has grown steadily for several years, has nine branch companies in different provinces in China and twelve provincial agencies.

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:

Anders Björn, President, Metso Paper Karlstad AB, Tissue business line, Metso Tel. +46 705 1713 38, anders.bjorn(at)metso.com

Leif Forsberg, Senior Vice President, Tissue business line, Metso Tel. +46 705 17 13 10, leif.forsberg(at)metso.com