Metso to Supply Fiber Board System to SWEDSPAN Polska

Helsinki, Finland, 28 January 2010 -- Metso will supply a complete front end system for ultra-thin fiber board production to SWEDSPAN Polska, Poland. The system will be installed at the company’s mill in Bielsk Podlaski, northeast of Warsaw. The delivery of the system will start in the fall of 2010. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The order is included in Paper and Fiber Technology´s fourth quarter 2009 orders received.

Metso’s scope of delivery will include a complete front end system from the woodyard to the EVO Defibrator system. The delivery will include electrical and process control systems, steel structures, and installation for the complete scope of supply. The system will deliver high quality fiber at lowest possible production cost and environmental impact.

SWEDSPAN Polska sp. z. o. o. is part of the international SWEDSPAN Group and will set up a mill for ultra-thin high density fiber boards in the Bielsk Podlaski region in Poland. The SWEDSPAN Group was formed as a spin-off from IKEA’s in-house furniture maker Swedwood in 2008.

Metso ( 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 26,500 employees in more than 50 countries.