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Metso to Supply Woodyards to Duratex in Brazil
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Helsinki, Finland, 27 May 2011 -- Metso will supply complete woodyard equipment and defibrator systems with chipwashers for the two new medium density fiberboard (MDF) projects of Duratex S.A. in Brazil. The equipment for the first project, in Itapetininga, São Paulo, will be delivered in December 2011, and for the second project at a later date. The order value is less than EUR 25 million.

The woodyard in both cases comprises log receiving, drum debarker and chipper, chip screens, and reclaimers for chips and bark storage. The refining system for each project comprises Metso’s advanced large capacity defibrator and chipwasher.

The two new MDF plants will have an effective capacity of 1.2 million cubic meters per year when completed.

Duratex is a leader in the panels business in the Southern Hemisphere, and the new investments will lift its annual MDF nominal capacity to 3.2 million cubic meters, which should generate expected additional annual net revenue of about EUR 430 million (BRR 1.0 billion). The market for woodpanels in Brazil increased by 21% in 2010 and that for MDF even more, by 26%.

Metso (www.metso.com) is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling, and the pulp and paper industries. The company has about 28,500 employees in more than 50 countries.


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