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Metso’s tissue pilot plant in Karlstad, Sweden, hit by fire

The Tissue Technology Center of Metso, situated in Karlstad, Sweden, was hit by fire on April 28, 2010.

The fire caused damages to the roof of the Technology Center building. The personnel was not endangered, nor were the tissue pilot machine itself or any other vital systems affected by the fire. Cleaning up and repairs were started immediately after the fire was extinguished.

The company now focuses on minimizing downtime of the tissue pilot machine due to the roof repair. At the moment the machine is expected to be back in operation within a few weeks.

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 Cell phone +46 705 1713 38

Jan Erikson Vice President, Sales, Tissue business line, Metso Cell phone +46 70 517 14 90