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Metso to Supply Tissue Line to Santher in Brazil
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Helsinki, Finland, 05 May 2008 -- Metso Paper will supply a complete tissue machine to Santher Fábrica de Papel Santa Therezinha S/A, Braganca Paulista mill, Brazil. The machine is scheduled to start during the second quarter of 2009. The value of the order is not disclosed. The market value of these types of tissue production lines is in excess of EUR 10–15 million, depending on the scope of delivery and production output.

Metso’s scope of delivery will comprise a complete Advantage DCT 100 tissue machine. Metso also will deliver stock preparation equipment. Metso Automation will supply machine and drive controls and quality controls. The Metso delivery also will include services for installation and start-up of the machine.

The tissue machine has a trim width of 2.7 m, an operating speed of 1800 m/min, and a daily production of up to 112 metric tons of high-quality facial, bathroom tissue, and towel grades. The production will be based on virgin pulp.

Santher Fábrica de Papel Santa Therezinha S/A, founded in 1938, produces paper for industrial and other specific applications. Santher has 1200 employees and a total sales of USD 350 million per year.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2007 net sales of approximately EUR 6 billion. Its almost 27,000 employees in approximately 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry, and selected other industries.


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