Metso to supply complete tissue line to SCA Mexico

Published Dec 15, 2008 12.00.00 +2 GMT

Metso will supply a complete tissue production line to SCA Mexico. The line includes an Advantage DCT 200TS tissue machine and will be installed at a greenfield tissue mill in Ciudad Sahagún, Hidalgo State, close to Mexico City. Start-up is planned for the fourth quarter of 2010. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Metso’s scope of delivery will comprise one complete tissue production line including a deinking plant, effluent plant, stock preparation system and an Advantage DCT 200TS tissue machine.

The tissue machine will be equipped with an OptiFlo headbox, Metso Yankee cylinder, Advantage AirCap hood, Advantage WetDust dust system, Advantage Run sheet transfer system and an Advantage SoftReel reel.

The two-loop deinking line will be equipped with an OptiSlush Drum Pulper, OptiCell flotation technology, GapWasher washing technology and dispersing and bleaching equipment.

Furthermore the delivery includes an extensive automation package with metsoDNA machine and process controls, PaperIQ Plus scanner and quality controls. The scope of supply also comprises all other auxiliary equipment and systems needed for the mill. Engineering, transport, installation, training, start-up and commissioning are also included in the delivery.

With a width of 5.5 m and an operating speed of 2,000 m/min, the new line will produce 60,000 tons a year of high-quality facial, toilet and towel grades. Raw material for the new lines will be recycled paper.

The production line is optimized to save energy and to enhance final product quality.

SCA (Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget) is a global consumer goods and paper company that develops, produces and markets personal care products, facial tissue, packaging solutions, publication paper and solid-wood products. It conducts global operations in about 90 countries. SCA has annual sales of over USD 15 billion and production in over 40 countries. At present, SCA has 51,000 employees. SCA shares are traded in the Stockholm, London and New York stock markets.

SCA began its operations in Mexico in 2004 with the total purchase of Copamex. Since then, operations in Mexico have reached a significant and sustained growth. SCA has about 3,000 employees in its corporate Mexico offices and in its different production sites located in Monterrey, Uruapan and Ecatepec.

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

For more information, please contact:

Marco Marcheggiani President, Tissue business line, Metso Mobile : +1 404 229 7575 or +46 705 171 511

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

Jan L. Larsson North American Sales Director, Tissue business line, Metso Tel. +1 770 263 7863, mobile +1 404 229 4269