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Metso to Supply Tissue Line for Chinese Mill
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Helsinki, Finland, 09 April 2010 -- Metso will supply a complete tissue production line to Hong Kong-based Max Fortune Industrial Ltd. The tissue line will be installed in the company’s green field mill near Fuzhou in Fujian Province, China. The line will be started up in March 2011. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The market value of a tissue production line of this type is in the range of EUR 15-20 million depending on the scope of the delivery and the production output. The order is included in Paper and Fiber Technology and Energy and Environmental Technology’s first quarter orders received.

Metso’s delivery will comprise a complete production line with stock preparation equipment and a tissue machine including a multi-layer head box, a Yankee cylinder, a hood, a dust management system and a reel. The delivery also features Metso’s patented pressing technology. The production line will be optimized to enhance final product quality and save energy.

The delivery also will comprise an extensive Metso automation package, including machine, process and integrated drive controls, and a quality control system.

The new production line will produce 60,000 metric tons a year of high-quality facial, toilet, and towel grades. The raw material for the new line will be virgin pulp.

Max Fortune Industrial is a leading manufacturer and exporter of paper products based in Hong Kong. Its range of products of gift bags, greeting cards, gift wraps, and tissue wrapping papers are produced by its plants in China and Vietnam. It employs more than 5000 people, serving the needs of customers in North America, Europe, and the Far East.

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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