Valmet to rebuild Metsä Tissue's tissue machine in Raubach in Germany

Valmet Corporation's press release on August 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. EET

Metsä Tissue has chosen Valmet's Advantage DCT concept including the Advantage ViscoNip pressing technology for the upgrade of their tissue machine TM 1 in Raubach, Germany. The start-up of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for the first half of 2016.

The order was included in Valmet's second quarter, 2015 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

"Metsä Tissue is one of the leading suppliers of tissue paper products to households and professional users in Europe. We continuously develop our products, operations and production units to be able to supply high-quality tissue products and to ensure reliable deliveries to our customers. Through this tissue machine renewal in Raubach mill, we aim to enhance the product qualities as well as energy efficiency and process performance in a sustainable way. We have chosen Valmet as our partner because of Valmet's excellent reputation and strong technology know-how in tissue manufacturing," says Christoph Zeiler, Senior Vice President Tissue West Europe, Metsä Tissue.

"The most important benefits of using Valmet's Advantage ViscoNip technology are both the considerable savings in drying energy consumed and improved tissue paper quality. We are proud that Metsä Tissue has selected our well proven Advantage technology for the upgrade of TM1 in Raubach and look forward to working in close partnership to make this a successful project," says Björn Magnus, Sales Director, Tissue Mills Business Unit, EMEA, Valmet.

Technical information

The machine rebuild to be delivered by Valmet includes a new Advantage DCT wet end section with an OptiFlo Tis II headbox and an Advantage ViscoNip press for improved product quality and decreased energy consumption. A new tail threading system and sheet transfer will further advance runnability and performance. The delivery also includes key stock preparation equipment such as an Optislush Pulper and a OptiScreen machine screen.

An extensive package of services including engineering, installation of the tissue machine, supervision, training, commissioning and start-up is also included in the delivery.

Information about the customer Metsä Tissue

Metsä Tissue is one of the leading tissue paper products suppliers to households and professionals in Europe and the world's leading supplier of baking and cooking papers. Metsä Tissue is part of Metsä Group, which is a forest industry group focusing on tissue and cooking papers, fresh forest fibre paperboards, pulp, wood products, and wood supply and forest services. Its high-quality products combine renewable raw materials, customer-orientation, sustainable development and innovation. Metsä Group's sales totalled EUR 5 billion in 2014, and it employs approximately 10,500 people. The Group operates in some 30 countries.

Corporate Communications

For further information, please contact:
Jan Erikson, Vice President, Sales, Tissue Mills business unit, Valmet, tel. +46 70 517 14 90

Björn Magnus, Sales Director, EMEA, Tissue Mills business unit, Valmet, tel. +46 703 17 79 83

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