Metso Paper to supply complete tissue machine to Laurel Hill, U.S.A.

Published May 9, 2005 14.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso Paper will supply a complete Advantage DCT 100™ tissue machine to Laurel Hill Paper Co. of Cordova, North Carolina, in the U.S.A. The value of the order is not disclosed.

The tissue machine will have a nominal wire width of 2.7 m, an operating speed of 1600 m/min, and a daily production of 80…100 tons of high-quality towel and bathroom tissue grades. The machine is scheduled to start production during the second quarter of 2006.

Metso’s scope of delivery will comprise a complete tissue machine equipped with an HTB headbox, a single press, a 15-foot (dia.) Metso Yankee cylinder, a Metso yankee hood, sheet control, tail threading and a reel for winding on cores.

Laurel Hill Paper has been producing and converting tissue-type papers from 100% recycled furnish at their Cordova, North Carolina mill since 1985.

Metso is a global technology corporation serving customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, energy industry as well as in selected other industries. In 2004, the net sales of Metso Corporation were approx. EUR 4 billion, and it has some 23,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Metso's shares are listed in the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.

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

Jan Erikson Vice President Sales, Metso Paper, Tissue Business Line Tel. +46 54 17 14 90, mobile +46 70 517 14 90