Valmet complements its stock preparation solutions with a cooperation agreement

Published Aug 25, 2000 00.00.00 +2 GMT

Valmet and Megatrex Oy have concluded a cooperation agreement for the marketing of broke handling technology and equipment in papermaking. With this agreement Valmet complements its stock preparation solutions for coated paper grades.

Paper mills producing coated grades can benefit from this new technology through savings in pigment and filler costs. Also the amount of rejects for landfill is decreased considerably and environmental effects are reduced. Traditional technologies have not been effective to separate and recover the pigments and minerals of coated paper broke.

Technology developed by Megatrex facilitates recovery and rejects treatment of pigments and fillers in coated paper broke. The new Atrex disperser effectively separates the targeted particles from centric cleanering reject.

The technology of Megatrex complements Valmet’s range of stock preparation systems and equipment, particularly in the PM approach area and strengthens Valmet's position as a leading supplier of complete stock preparation systems. Valmet offers its customers an opportunity to conduct trials with the Atrex system at its Technology Center, Inkeroinen, Finland.

Megatrex Oy, based in Kylmäkoski, develops equipment and technology for separation and mixing of various minerals and fiberous suspensions. Megatrex turnover is appr. EUR 1,7 million and the company employs 10 persons.

Metso Corporation's fiber and paper technology business area, Valmet, is the world's leading supplier of technology, systems and equipment for the pulp, paper, converting and panelboard industries. In 1999, Valmet's net sales were EUR 1.7 billion and it employed 10,600 persons.

Metso Corporation is a global supplier of process industry machinery and systems. Metso's business areas are fiber and paper technology, automation and control technology, and machinery. The net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 3.4 billion in 1999 and the personnel totaled approximately 23,000. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.

For further information, please contact:

Jussi Ahola Development Manager Valmet Mechanical Pulping Oy Valkeakoski, Finland, +358 20 482 9476

Vesa Suhonen Marketing Manager Valmet Mechanical Pulping Oy Valkeakoski, Finland, +358 20 482 9327,