Metso Paper to supply a deinking line to Subburaj Papers Private, India

Metso Paper will supply a complete deinking line to Subburaj Papers Private Ltd. in India. The new DIP line will have a daily capacity of 320 tons and the value of the investment is close to EUR 8 million. The greenfield printing and writing paper project is scheduled to start up in mid-2008.

The line will feature the latest deinking technology, including the energy efficient OptiSlush drum pulper and OptiBright flotation cells. The delivery is Metso Paper's first recycled fiber system to be installed in India. The pulp is used for manufacturing high-quality printing and writing paper based on 100 % recovered fiber as raw material.

Subburaj Papers Private Ltd. is a part of the Subburaj Industries Ltd. group of companies, based in Tirunelveli, southern Tamil Nadu, India. In the textile industry Subburaj is a well-established 100 % EOU (Export Oriented Units) company. The mill is located approximately 20 km from the town of Tirunelveli.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2006 net sales of approximately EUR 5 billion. Its 25,500 employees in more than 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries.

For more information, please contact: Mauri Lattunen Vice President, Stock Preparation and Recycled Fiber Sales Tel. +358 20 482 9474

N K Jain Vice President, Metso Paper India Private Limited 6th Floor DLF Gateway Tower DLF City Phase III Gurgaon - Haryana – 122002 India Mobile: +91 9873251858