Future Valmet to supply a complete tissue line for Faderco in Algeria

Metso Corporation's press release on October 29, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. local time

Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power business, the future Valmet, supplies a complete tissue line for the Algerian company Faderco. The order also includes an automation solution for machine, process and quality controls. The tissue line will be installed on Faderco's new site at Setif, Algeria. The start-up of the tissue machine is planned for the second quarter of 2015. The value of the order will not be disclosed. A part of the order is included in Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power segment's third quarter 2013 orders received, and the automation package in Automation segment's fourth quarter 2013 orders received.

The order is a result of a long and thorough planning and market evaluation process done by Faderco. "After thorough investigations and evaluation we came to the conclusion that Metso is the right partner for Faderco for such an important project which will establish high quality tissue paper production on the Algerian market," says Amor Habes, owner of Faderco.

"We are very impressed with the well founded investment and technical analysis done for the project. The detailed preparation done already in an early stage will certainly contribute to the success of this project. We are proud to be part of the growth of the Faderco company," says Jan Erikson, Vice President Sales, Pulp, Paper and Power, Metso.

Technical information

The tissue production line will have a design capacity of around 30,000 tons a year of high-quality facial, toilet and towel grades. The raw material for the new lines will be virgin fiber.

Metso's scope of delivery will comprise of one complete tissue production line featuring stock preparation systems and an Advantage DCT 100+ tissue machine. The machine is equipped with an OptiFlo headbox, a Metso Yankee cylinder, an Advantage AirCap, an Advantage WetDust dust system and an Advantage SoftReel A reel. The stock preparation line consists of OptiSlush pulper, OptiFiner conical refiners and deflaker and OptiScreen screens. Also an advanced MC20T rewinder with calender as well as roll transporting and wrapping equipment is included in the delivery. In addition to the paper making process Metso supplies complete electrical systems and effluent treatment of the waste water coming from the process.

The delivery also includes an automation package with Metso DNA machine and process controls and Metso IQ quality controls. Complete installation supervision, training, start-up and commissioning are also part of the delivery. The supply is based on total Mill Engineering by Metso. A smooth and successful start-up of the tissue production line is ensured through a one year on-site support, by Metso.

Faderco is an Algerian company active in the industrial hygiene field, through cotton derived products and hygiene items with absorbent pads. The company was founded in 1986, and become a joint stock company in 2009. The company has over 1,200 permanent employees.

The company produces baby diapers, adult diapers and paper products in the industrial Complex at Setif, opened in July 2012. In addition, the company has another production facility in Algiers. With both whole sale and direct sales, Faderco's commercial coverage is 80 percent of the Algerian national territory. The company exports products to other countries in Northwest Africa and sub-Sahara.

Metso's pulp, paper and power professionals specialize in processes, machinery, equipment, services, paper machine clothing and filter fabrics. Our offering and experience cover the entire process life cycle including new production lines, rebuilds and services.

As of January 2014, Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power business will serve its customers with an even more focused and competitive approach as an independent, listed company, Valmet Corporation.

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For further information, please contact:

Jan Erikson, Vice President, Sales, Tissue Mills business unit, Pulp Paper and Power, Metso, tel. +46 70 517 14 90

Bernhard Glifberg, Sales Manager, Tissue Mills business unit, Pulp Paper and Power, Metso, tel. +46 705 17 14 27