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NewPage orders Metso Paper roll wrapping and handling system

NewPage Corporation has ordered a new high capacity roll wrapping and handling line from Metso Paper for their mill in Wickliffe, Kentucky, USA. The new system will start up in the fall of 2008.

The fully automated roll wrapping and handling system includes a modularized high capacity StreamLine Pro kraft roll wrapper with four industrial robots. The new conveyor system collects rolls from the paper machine and the off-machine coater areas and brings them to the new wrapper. After rolls are wrapped and labeled, they are moved to either the "in process" area or shipping warehouse. The entire system is free of any hydraulics. All actuators are electric or pneumatic. This system will be delivered after full-scale workshop tests.

NewPage Corporation, headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, is a leading U.S. producer of coated papers in North America. The Wickliffe mill has a kraft mill, one paper machine and an off-machine coater. With 530 employees, the mill produces 340,000 tons per year of paper and 345,000 tons of hardwood pulp per year. The Wickliffe facility is a leader in magazine covers.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2006 net sales of approximately EUR 5 billion. Its more than 26,000 employees in more than 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:

Luigi Marchica, Account Sales Manager, Paper Machines, Metso Paper, Inc. [email protected]