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March, the 28th, 2011

Metso to rebuild tissue machine for Syktyvkar Tissue Group in Russia

Metso will rebuild the existing PM 1 tissue line of Syktyvkar Tissue Group, JSC at their Syktyvkar mill in the republic of Komi in Russia. The first stage of the rebuild of the line is scheduled to be completed at the end of this year. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Metso will rebuild the PM 1 tissue line to be of the Advantage DCT 100 type, similar to the mill’s PM 2 tissue line built by Metso. Metso’s delivery will in the first stage comprise a Metso deinking line with stock preparation equipment, an Advantage DCT 100 former section including an OptiFlo II TIS headbox, a press section, an Advantage AirCap hood and a reel. The delivery will also comprise Metso QCS and DCS systems.

The 2.7-meter-wide PM 1 tissue machine is designed for a speed of 1,600 m/min and the line for a daily production of 75 tons of tissue.

The tissue industry in Syktyvkar, since 2005 operated by Syktyvkar Tissue Group, has been present in the paper and tissue business for more than 20 years and is today one of the best known companies on the Russian market for tissue products. The company employs more than 420 people, and annually produces approximately 40 000 tons of tissue.

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 28,500 employees in more than 50 countries.

For further information:
Leif Forsberg, Senior Vice President, Tissue business line, Metso
Tel. +46 705 17 13 10, leif.forsberg(at)metso.com
Jan Erikson, Vice President, Sales, Tissue business line, Metso
Tel. +46 705 17 14 90, jan.erikson(at)metso.com

www.metso.com


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