Metso Paper to supply complete tissue machine to Augusta Tissue Mill, USA

Published Apr 4, 2006 10.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso Paper will supply a complete Advantage DCT 100 tissue machine to Augusta Tissue Mill, LLC. The machine will be located at the company's mill in Augusta, Georgia, USA. The value of the order is below EUR 10 million.

The tissue machine will have a nominal wire width of 2.7 m and an operating speed of 1,600 m/min. The daily production based on recycled fiber will be 80-100 short tons per day (approx. 73-91 metric tonnes) of high-quality towel and bathroom tissue grades. Production is scheduled to begin during the end of 2006 or early 2007.

Metso’s scope of delivery will comprise an Advantage DCT 100 tissue machine equipped with an OptiFlo II TIS headbox, a single press, a 15-foot Metso yankee cylinder, an Advantage AirCap yankee hood, sheet control, tail threading and an Advantage SoftReel P reel for winding on cores.

Augusta Tissue is a new company to the tissue business. The plant is built adjacent to the old Ponderosa recycled fiber mill site in Augusta. The company plans to sell its one- and two-ply products in parent rolls.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation serving customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, energy industry as well as in selected other industries. In 2005, the net sales of Metso Corporation were approx. EUR 4.2 billion, and it has some 22,000 employees in more than 50 countries.

For more information, please contact: Marco Marcheggiani President, Metso Paper, Tissue Business Line Mobile +1 404 229 7575 or +46 705 171 511

Donald Beaumont Executive Vice President, Metso Paper, Tissue Business Line Tel +1 207 282-1521, Mobile +1 207 229-2706