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Metso to supply tissue line to Xiamen Xinyang Paper in China

Metso will supply a complete tissue production line to Xiamen Xinyang Paper Co., Ltd. in Xiamen City, Fujian Province, China. The new tissue line will be started up in the fourth 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 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 tonnes a year of high-quality facial, toilet and towel grades. The raw material for the new line will be virgin pulp.

Xiamen Xinyang Paper Co., Ltd. was established in 2009 by four companies based in Fujian Province, China: Xiamen Shun-Cheng Asset Management Co., Ltd, Xiamen Haicang Investment Group Co., Ltd, Nanping Paper Co., Ltd and Xiamen Construction & Development Group Co., Ltd. The first phase in the company’s investment plan is a tissue mill for producing 60,000 tonnes a year of facial, toilet and towel grades.

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 further 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