Stock Exchange release March 4, 2010 09:30:00 AM CET

Metso to supply containerboard line to Chinese Zhejiang Ji'An

Metso Corporation's company release on March 4, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. local time

 

 Metso will supply a containerboard production line to the Chinese Zhejiang Ji'An Paper Packet Co., Ltd. for their mill in Haiyan county, Jiaxing city, Zhejiang province. The start-up of the production line is scheduled for the second quarter of 2011. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The value of these types of production lines ranges from EUR 80 to 100 million depending on the scope of delivery. The order is included in Paper and Fiber Technology and Energy and Environmental Technology's Q1 orders received.

 

Metso's delivery will include a containerboard machine. The fully automated reel features unique one-level reeling technology.  The Metso automation package will comprise process, machine and quality controls.

 

 The containerboard machine´s daily production capacity will be approximately 1,900 tonnes of coated white top testliner out of bleached kraft pulp, deinked pulp, mixed waste and OCC (old corrugated containers).

 

Zhejiang Ji'An Paper Packet Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of Shanghai Taison Pulp & Paper Group. Zhejiang Ji'An currently produces containerboard on two Metso-supplied machines. The company's annual production capacity is around 750,000 t/a.

 

 

Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have about 27,000 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com

 

Further information for the press, please contact:

Hannu T. Pietilä, Vice President, Sales, Paper business line, Metso, Tel. +358 40 503 4085

 

Further information for investors, please contact:

Marja Kortesalo, Investor Relations Manager, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3211