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Metso to Supply Complete Tissue Line to SCA Mexico
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Helsinki, Finland, 15 December 2008 -- Metso will supply a complete tissue production line to SCA Mexico. The line will be installed at a greenfield tissue mill in Ciudad Sahagún, close to Mexico City, Mexico. Start-up is planned for the the fourth quarter of 2010. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The order is included in Paper and Fiber Technology´s fourth quarter orders received.

Metso’s scope of delivery will comprise one complete tissue production line including a deinking plant, an effluent plant, a stock preparation system, and a tissue machine. The delivery also includes an extensive automation package with machine, process, and quality controls, and all other auxiliary equipment and systems needed for the mill including engineering, transport, installation, training, start-up and commissioning.

The new line will produce 60,000 tons/year of high-quality facial, toilet, and towel tissue grades. Raw material for the new line will be recycled paper. The production line is optimized to save energy and to enhance final product quality.

SCA (Svenska Cellulosa Acktiebolaget) is a global consumer goods and paper company that develops produces and markets personal care products, facial tissue, packaging solutions, publication paper, and solid-wood products. It conducts global operations in about 90 countries. SCA has annual sales of more than USD 15 billion and production in more than 40 countries. At present, SCA has 51,000 employees. SCA shares are traded in the Stockholm, London, and New York stock markets.

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 28,000 employees in more than 50 countries.

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