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Metso to Supply Tissue Line in Turkey
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Helsinki, Finland, 12 April 2010 -- Metso will supply a complete tissue production line to AK GIDA SAN ve TİC A.Ş, Turkey. The tissue line will be installed in the company’s new mill in Pamukova, in Sakarya Province. Start-up is planned for the second quarter of 2011. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The market value of a tissue production line of this type ranges from EUR 15 million to 20 million, depending on the scope of delivery and production output. Most of the order is included in Paper and Fiber Technology´s first quarter orders received and the automation package in Energy and Environmental Technology’s first quarter orders received.

Metso’s scope of delivery will comprise a complete tissue production line including a stock preparation system and a tissue machine. The tissue machine will be equipped with a headbox, a press, a Yankee cylinder, a hood adapted for co-generation, a dust management system, and a reel. The stock preparation system will comprise pulpers, conical refiners, and machine screens.

The delivery also will include an extensive automation package with machine, process, and quality controls. Complete engineering, installation supervision, training, start-up, and commissioning will be included in the delivery.

The new line will produce 60,000 tons a year of high-quality facial, handkerchief, toilet, and towel grades. The raw material for the new line will be virgin fiber. The production line will be optimized to save energy and enhance final product quality.

AK GIDA SAN ve TİC A.Ş aims to expand its operations into the field of tissue products by building a new tissue mill in Pamukova, Turkey. With 140,000 m2 of production area, AK GIDA SAN ve TİC A.Ş currently produces some 400 different dairy products at the Pamukova facilities.

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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