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Metso to Convert Domtar’s Paper Machine
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Helsinki, Finland, 03 February 2010 -- Metso has been contracted by Domtar Corporation to rebuild their fine paper machine at their Plymouth, North Carolina, USA, mill for fluff pulp production. The rebuild project will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2010. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The value of these types of rebuilds ranges from EUR 15 to 25 million, depending on the scope of the delivery. The order is included in Paper and Fiber Technology’s fourth quarter 2009 orders received.

The existing fine paper machine will be rebuilt and converted to fluff pulp production. Metso’s delivery will include a new wet end and a rebuild of the finishing equipment needed for fluff pulp production. The scope of supply includes a new wire section, a headbox equipped with a profiling system, a steambox, a new press section, and dryer modifications including a new hood and reel and winder rebuilds.

Domtar Corporation is the largest integrated manufacturer and marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America and the second largest in the world based on production capacity, and is also a manufacturer of paper grade, fluff, and specialty pulp. The company employs nearly 10,500 people.

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 26,500 employees in more than 50 countries.

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