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Metso to Rebuild a Relocated Paper Machine for Grupo Unipak in Mexico
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Helsinki, Finland, 20 April 2011 -- Metso will rebuild a relocated fine paper machine for the Mexican Grupo Unipak, S.A. de C.V. PT. at their new mill site Grupak Hidalgo in the municipality of Emiliano Zapata in Mexico. The start-up of the relocated and rebuilt machine is scheduled for the first quarter of 2013. The value of the order is approximately EUR 5 million. The relocated machine originally comes from the United States. The order is included in Paper and Fiber Technology’s first quarter 2011 orders received.

The relocated fine paper machine will be reconditioned and modified to manufacture recycled containerboard grades. Metso’s delivery will comprise a modernization of the forming section. Metso also will modify the dryer section, air systems, steam and condensate system, and stock preparation system, and provide a new dry end pulper.

Grupo Unipak, S.A. de C.V. PT. is a large Mexican company producing a variety of food packaging products. The company currently produces liner and fluting grades for its own integrated use on two machines in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

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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