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Metso to deliver OptiDry Vertical impingement dryer to Steinbeis Temming in Germany

Metso Paper will deliver an OptiDry Vertical impingement dryer to paper machine PM 4 of Steinbeis Temming Papier GmbH & Co. in Glückstadt, Germany. The start-up of the dryer is scheduled for May 2009.

The OptiDry Vertical dryer will give more drying capacity in the pre-dryer section, thus enabling an increase of approximately 20 % in the production capacity. PM 4 produces magazine papers for heat set web offset printing and multi-functional papers for office use, all from 100 % recovered paper, with a grammage range of 57 – 90 g/m2. The machine width is 4.6 m.

The OptiDry Vertical is a rebuild concept to add drying capacity in the dryer section, thus enabling a production and speed increase without additional dryer cylinders. The unit can be installed in an existing dryer section without increasing the machine length, and with a minimal rebuild of the current dryer.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2007 net sales of over EUR 6 billion. Its over 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. www.metso.com

For more information, please contact: Stefan Willberg Sales Manager, Air and Chemical Systems, Metso Paper Inc. Tel. +358 40 763 4619, [email protected]

Alexander Schumann Mill Sales Manager, Metso Paper GmbH Tel. +49 171 278 3155, [email protected]