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Nicol-Pack Imperial Modernizes its Board Machine
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Helsinki, Finland 17 June 2014 -- Nicol-Pack Imperial Co. Ltd. will modernize its board machine BM 1 with Metso's leading quality control technology at the Murom paper mill in the Vladimir region, Russia. By installing advanced solutions, the company will be able to better control and boost the quality of its board grades, resulting in increased profitability.

The acquisition of the new quality control system is part of a project to rebuild the mill's BM 1 that produces core board and boxboard. Nicol-Pack's other two mills in Russia, located in Uchaly in the Ural region and Nizhny Novgorod, already have Metso's quality control technology.

"There were several reasons why we chose Metso to deliver the quality control system. First, as we have Metso's QCS in our other two mills, we are able to standardize our equipment. Second, Metso has been a reliable supplier. We have a good relationship with the company's personnel who have provided us with prompt answers to our questions," comments Nicol-Pack Imperial's General Director Dmitry Nikolaevich Semikin.

Metso's scope of delivery will consist of Metso IQ quality control solutions, including a Metso IQ Scanner with basis weight, moisture and caliper sensors, as well as basis weight and moisture MD controls. The delivery also includes IQ Dilution basis weight profiler actuators for a Nelba headbox and a basis weight CD control.

The order is included in the second quarter 2014 orders received by Metso's Automation segment. The value of the order will not be disclosed. Metso's equipment will be started up in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Market-leading quality control systems

Metso has the world's widest scope of automation solutions and services for the pulp and paper industry - from fiber to print and from single measurements to mill-wide turnkey automation projects. It is the market leader in quality control systems and analyzers, as well as in control and on-off valves for this industry sector. Metso's system-independent solutions help customers lower their operating and maintenance costs and keep their assets' operating value as high as possible.

Quality control systems and associated profile controls are a critical part of papermaking. Effective QCS today is not only confined to the paper machine, but now extends from stock preparation to the winder. Metso IQ is a comprehensive approach to QCS that integrates process quality management, measurements and profile controls to provide operating personnel with what they need to understand and manage the process.

Nicol-Pack Imperial Co. Ltd is part of Nicol-Pack Corporation, which produces a wide range of board grades. In 2015, Nicol-Pack plans to produce 216,000 tons of board: 135,000 tons of fluting and liner in Uchaly, 30,000 tons of core board and boxboard in Nizhny Novgorod, 30,000 tons of core board and boxboard in Murom, 14,000 tons of board cores and board corners in Voskresensk in the Moscow region, and 7,000 tons of board cores in Novouljanovs.

Metso's automation solutions are designed to maximize the profitability of our customers' businesses by improving their production performance and their cost, material and energy efficiency. Our extensive range of flow control and process automation solutions and services is supported by a worldwide network of automation experts. The Automation business's biggest customer industries are oil & gas, and pulp and paper. We also have a strong growth focus in mining and construction and power generation.  

Metso is a leading process performance provider, with customers in the mining, construction, and oil & gas industries. Our focus is on the continuous development of intelligent solutions that improve sustainability and profitability. Metso's shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. Metso employs around 16,000 professionals in 50 countries. Expect results.

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