Metso to rebuild tissue machine at Kimberly-Clark Salamanca mill in Spain

Metso will rebuild the PM 1 tissue machine at the Kimberly-Clark S.L. Salamanca mill in Spain. The rebuild will be carried out in November, 2009. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

The contract includes a comprehensive rebuild of the existing dry end section, which will be rebuilt with a Metso sheet support system, an Advantage TailThreader TIS tail threading system, an Advantage NipDeflector ballooning eliminator, an Advantage TailGlue system for tail turn-up, and an Advantage VacBox vacuum box system. Furthermore, a general reel upgrade and safety system implementation are included in the delivery. The project is handled on an installed basis, including dismantling of the existing equipment, complete installation and start-up as well as training services.

The purpose of the rebuild is to further increase the safety and runnability of the Salamanca mill PM 1.

Kimberly-Clark is a leading global health and hygiene company employing nearly 53,000 people worldwide and posting sales of $19.4 billion in 2008.

Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have about 28,000 employees in more than 50 countries.

For more information, please contact:

Peter von Schalien General Sales Manager, Tissue business Line, Metso Tel. +46 54 171090 Mobile +46 70 3332453 e-mail:

Jan Erikson, Vice President, Sales, Tissue business line, Metso Tel. +46 54 171490 Mobile. +46 70 5171490 e-mail: