Stock Exchange release April 4, 2006 09:01:11 AM CET

Metso to supply complete tissue machine to Augusta Tissue Mill in the USA

 
 
Metso Paper will supply a complete tissue machine to Augusta Tissue Mill, LLC. The machine will be located at the company's mill in Augusta, Georgia. Production is scheduled to begin during the end of 2006 or early 2007.The value of the order is below EUR 10 million.
 
The Advantage DCT 100 tissue machine will have a nominal wire width of 2.7 m and an operating speed of 1,600 m/min. The daily production based on recycled fiber will be 80-100 short tons per day (73-91 metric tonnes) of high-quality towel and bathroom tissue grades. 
 
Augusta Tissue is a new company to the tissue business. The plant is built adjacent to the old Ponderosa recycled fiber mill site in Augusta.
 
Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2005 net sales of approximately EUR 4.2 billion. Its 22 000 employees in more than 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries.
www.metso.com
 
For further information, please contact:
Marco Marcheggiani, President, Metso Paper, Tissue Business Line,
tel +1 404 229 7575 or +46 705 171 511
 
Donald Beaumont, Executive Vice President, Metso Paper, Tissue Business Line,
tel +1 207 282-1521 or +1 207 229-2706