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Metso to Rebuild Fiber Line for Daio Paper
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Helsinki, Finland, 22 December 2011 -- Metso was recently awarded a contract to supply Daio Paper Corporation with a rebuild of their hardwood kraft fiber line at their Mishima mill, located on Shikuko Island, in Japan. Start-up of the rebuilt line is scheduled for the end of 2012. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Metso will supply main equipment for the rebuild of the Mishima mill’s fiber line. “Replacing old machinery of low availability and high maintenance costs with Metso’s modern, state-of-the-art machinery will boost the production capacity of the fiber line to 1700 air-dried metric tons per day of bleached hardwood kraft pulp,” said Håkan Öhlen, Metso sales manager.

Metso’s scope of delivery will include a new screening room, an oxygen delignification stage, and five latest-generation twin roll wash presses. Two of the presses will be installed as brownstock washers, two as post-oxygen washers, and one as a D-stage washer.

The order is included in Paper and Fiber Technology’s third quarter 2011 orders received.

Daio Paper Corporation is one of the leading pulp and paper producers in Japan. The company primarily produces newsprint, printing paper, paperboard, wrapping paper, linerboard, packaging, sanitation products, cardboard, and pulp. The company, formed in 1943, operates 38 consolidated subsidiaries and has an annual mill capacity of more than 3 million tons.

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 29,000 employees in more than 50 countries.

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