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Metso to Supply Equipment to Berneck, Brazil
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Helsinki, Finland, 09 July 2010 -- Metso will deliver a front-end system, comprising wood handling and fiber preparation system, for fiber board production to Berneck, Curitibanos, Santa Catarina state, Brazil. Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2011. The order value is below EUR 10 million. The order is included in Paper and Fiber Technology’s second quarter orders received.

The delivery from Metso will include all main machinery for production of high quality fiber used in medium density fiber (MDF) board production, including a drum infeed, debarking drum, disc chipper, rotary screw reclaimer chip silo, chip screen, defibrator system, related motors, and control system, as well as supervision of installation and start-up.

The Berneck plant is designed for MDF with a thickness range of 3–40 mm. The raw material will be mainly pine. The defibrator capacity is about 40 metric tons per hour. The delivery will be the second front-end line that Metso supplies to Berneck.

Berneck is one of the leading panel producers in Brazil, with an annual production capacity of more than 1.2 million cubic meters of particle boards, MDF, pine lumber, and teak products. Berneck has more than 1400 employees and it owns more than 62,000 hectares of land for pine and teak plantations.

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 27,000 employees in more than 50 countries.

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