Metso Paper to supply tissue line to Santher in Brazil

Published May 5, 2008 14.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso Paper will supply a complete Advantage DCT 100 tissue machine to Santher Fábrica de Papel Santa Therezinha S/A, Braganca Paulista Mill, Brazil. The Metso machine is of the latest technology with state-of-the-art equipment and is scheduled to start during the second quarter of 2009. The value of the Metso order is not disclosed. The market value of these types of tissue production lines is in excess of EUR 10 - 15 million, depending on the scope of delivery and production output.

Metso’s scope of delivery will comprise a complete Advantage DCT 100 tissue machine equipped with an OptiFlo II TIS headbox, a 16-foot Metso Yankee cylinder and an Advantage AirCap Yankee hood. Metso Paper will also deliver stock preparation equipment including OptiFiner conical refiner, OptiSlush pulping equipment and OptiScreen cleaning and screening technology.

Metso Automation will supply metsoDNA machine and drive controls and PaperIQ quality controls.

The delivery will also include services for installation and start-up of the machine.

The tissue machine has a trim width of 2.7 m, an operating speed of 1,800 m/min and a daily production of up to 112 tonnes of high-quality facial, bathroom tissue and towel grades. The production will be based on virgin pulp.

Santher Fábrica de Papel Santa Therezinha S/A, founded in 1938, produces paper for industrial and other specific applications. The annual volume of paper produced in its four units is approximately 200,000 tonnes, including toilet paper, facial tissue, napkins, female absorbents, towels, special papers and institutional line. Santher has 1,200 employees and a total sales of USD 350 million per year.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2007 net sales of over EUR 6 billion. Its almost 27,000 employees in approximately 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries.

For further information, please contact:

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

Johan Björn Sales Manager, Metso Paper, Tissue business line Tel. +46 54 17 1216, mobile phone +46 703 17 1216

Rui Stefanini Jr. Sales Manager – SA, Metso Paper Brasil Tel +55 15 2102 9807, mobile phone +55 19 9605 3367