Stock Exchange release September 17, 2008 08:00:00 AM CET

Metso to supply containerboard line to Amcor in Australia

Metso Corporation Press release on September 17, 2008 at 9.00 a.m.
 
Metso will supply a containerboard line to Amcor in Australia. The start-up of the production is scheduled for the second half of 2010. As agreed with the customer, the value of the order is not disclosed. The order will be included in Metso Paper's orders received.
 
Metso's delivery will include a complete board making line from stock preparation (OCC and mixed waste lines) to roll handling, including automation by Metso. Cooperation agreement covering process support services, such as remote monitoring, will be signed for the new line between Metso and Amcor.
 
The new machine B9 will be the largest board making line in Australia. It will be equipped with two gap former units, a closed draw double nip press section and a film size press.
 
Amcor is a global packaging manufacturer offering a broad range of plastic, fiber, metal and glass packaging products, along with packaging-related services. It has an AUD 10.9 billion (EUR 6.3 billion) annual sales and 22,000 employees worldwide. Through 203 manufacturing sites it operates in 33 countries.
 
Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2007 net sales of over EUR 6 billion. Its over 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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For more information, please contact:
Hannu T Pietilä, Vice President, Sales,Paper and Board business line, Metso Paper, Inc.
Tel. +358 40 503 4085, hannu.t.pietila@metso.com