Metso Paper to supply coating machine to Jujo Thermal in Finland

Published Oct 27, 2005 10.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso Paper will supply a coating machine for thermal paper to Jujo Thermal Ltd., located in Kauttua, Finland. The coating machine will start its operation during second half of 2006. The value of the delivery exceeds 10 MEUR.

Jujo Thermal Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of direct thermal papers for self-adhesive laminates within the retail and logistic use, and also an important supplier of high-quality direct thermal papers for cash receipt, fax and special applications. The company is a Finnish-Japanese joint-venture owned by Ahlstrom Corporation, Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd., and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. Founded in 1992, Jujo Thermal employs 88 people and its net sales in 2004 amounted to EUR 56 million.

Metso Corporation is a global supplier of process industry machinery and systems, as well as know-how and aftermarket services. The Corporation's core businesses are fiber and paper technology (Metso Paper), rock and mineral processing (Metso Minerals) and automation and control technology (Metso Automation). In 2004, the net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 4 billion and personnel totaled approximately 23,000 in over 50 countries. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.

For further information, please contact: Jukka Koskinen, Vice President, Coaters and Reels, Tel. +358 20 482 7031,

Esa Happonen, Sales Manager, Paper Business Line, Tel. +358 20 482 7363,