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Metso to Supply a Complete Tissue Machine to Mexico
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Helsinki, Finland, 18 January 2008 - Metso Paper will supply a complete tissue machine to Fabrica De Papel San Francisco S.A. de C.V., in Mexicali, Mexico. The tissue production line will start up in the second quarter of 2009.

The value of the order is not disclosed. The value of these types of tissue machines ranges from EUR 10 to EUR 15 million, depending on the scope of the delivery and the production capacity. The order is included in Metso's fourth quarter order backlog of 2007.

Metso’s scope of the delivery will comprise a complete Advantage DCT 100TS tissue machine. The design speed of the 2.6-m wide tissue machine is 2200 m/min.

The new tissue line will use 100% recycled fiber as raw material and will add another 30,000 metric tons per year of bathroom tissue, napkin, and towel to the company's existing production.

Fabrica De Papel San Francisco now operates three tissue production lines and converting facilities, delivering tissue products for the Mexican market.

The Mexican tissue production amounted to approximately 800,000 tons in 2007. During the previous four years the annual production growth has been approximately 4%. The Mexican tissue producers mainly serve the domestic market.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2006 net sales of approximately EUR 5 billion. Its more than 26,000 employees in more than 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock, and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries.


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