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Valmet to Supply New Sizing Technology in Germany

Espoo, Finland 24 June 2014 -- Valmet will supply Papierfabrik Niederauer Mühle GmbH with a sizer and auxiliaries for its PM3 containerboard machine located in the company's Kreuzau mill in Germany. The target of the project is to improve the strength properties of the white top liner grades. This high quality paper is used for instance as printed cover layer for cardboards and as headliner. The sizer is scheduled to start up during the first quarter of 2015.

The order is included in Valmet's second quarter 2014 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Valmet's innovative sizing technology will boost the quality of white top linerboard

In addition to the new sizer, Valmet's delivery will include a calender rebuild, an air dryer, starch preparation and starch supply systems as well as ropeless tail threading equipment.

"The new sizer will combine the best features of both spray application and film application, and improve the strength properties of the white top liner grades. The main advantages of the back side spray application technology compared to conventional starch application method are drying energy reduction, fast and accurate starch amount control as well as elimination of wearing parts. The top side film application ensures excellent properties of the white top liner surface," says Ilkka Naatti, Product Manager of coaters and sizers in Valmet.

"Niederauer Mühle will also be the first paper mill in the Central Europe to benefit from the advantages of safe, reliable and fully ropeless tail threading technology in the size press area. After the rebuild the tail threading process of PM3 will be totally ropeless for all machine parts."

About Papierfabrik Niederauer Mühle GmbH

Niederauer Mühle specializes in white corrugated medium paper of which basis weight ranges from 120 - 200 g/m2. Its production volume is more than 300,000 tons of paper per year today. The company has currently 155 employees.

Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our 11,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day.

Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. Our strong technology offering includes entire pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production.

The company has over 200 years of industrial history and was reborn through the demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Group in December 2013. Valmet's net sales in 2013 were approximately EUR 2.6 billion. Valmet's objective is to become the global champion in serving its customers.

Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

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