Stock Exchange release April 4, 2005 02:03:25 PM CET

Metso to supply a tissue machine to China

Metso Paper will supply a tissue machine to Fujian Heng Li Group Co., Ltd in Nanan City, Fujian Province, China. The value of the order, which is booked for the first quarter of 2005, is not disclosed. The machine will start production during the first quarter of 2006.
 
Metso's scope of delivery will comprise a complete Advantage DCT100 tissue line together with the dust management system and air and ventilation equipment. The order also comprises stock preparation systems from Metso Paper as well as quality and control automation systems from Metso Automation.
 
The tissue machine will have a wire width of 2.8 meters, an operating speed of 1600 m/min and a daily production of 60 to 90 tons of high-quality facial and bathroom tissue grades.
 
The Fujian Heng Li Group has nine branch companies in different provinces in China, and twelve provincial agencies. Its core products are female hygiene products, baby diapers and facial tissue, now complemented by bathroom tissue.
  
Metso is a global technology corporation serving customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and in selected other industries. In 2004, the net sales of Metso Corporation were approx. EUR 4 billion, and it has some 23,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Metso's shares are listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.