Metso Paper and Deublin Company announce OEM agreement

Published June 28, 2005 08.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso Paper and Deublin Company have entered into an OEM agreement in order to provide North American pulp and papermakers with a single integrated source for pulp and paper drying needs including steam, runnability, air and automation systems. Under the agreement Metso Paper will promote and use Deublin's dryer siphons, steam joints, rotating unions, and turbulence bars for their North American pulp and paper process improvement projects. In addition, Metso Paper's Drying and Steam Systems Process Group will utilize Deublin Steam Systems in the delivery of dryer improvement projects and services in North America. Working together, Metso Paper and Deublin can provide drying systems including full monitoring and control capabilities provided by Metso Automation.

Deublin Company is the leading designer and manufacturer of precision rotating unions used in steam, water, air, hydraulic, vacuum, coolant, hot oil and specialty applications. Founded in 1945, the company is headquartered in Waukegan, Illinois, and distributes its products globally from facilities in the United States, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Poland, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, Korea, Singapore and China.

For more information please contact: Mark Rivard Product Manager, Steam and Energy Systems Metso Paper Ltd +1 807 346-7120

Bob Bates Manager, Product Technology & Applications Metso Paper Ltd. +1 807 346-7116

Paul Capozzi Market Manager, Paper Deublin Company +1 847 689-8600

Ray Krumenacker Manager Deublin Steam Systems LLC +1 770 904-4491