Press release December 22, 2011 09:00:00 AM CET

Metso to rebuild fiber line for Daio Paper in Japan

Metso Corporation's press release on December 22, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. local time

Metso was recently awarded a contract to supply Daio Paper Corporation with a rebuild of their hardwood kraft fiber line at their Mishima mill, located on Shikuko island, in Japan. Start-up of the rebuilt line is scheduled for the end of 2012. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Metso will supply main equipment for the rebuild of the Mishima mill's fiber line. "Replacing old machinery of low availability and high maintenance costs with Metso's modern, state-of-the-art machinery will boost the production capacity of the fiber line to 1,700 air dried tonnes per day of bleached hardwood kraft pulp," says Håkan Öhlen, Sales Manager, Metso.

Metso's scope of delivery will include a new screening room, an oxygen delignification stage and five latest-generation TwinRoll Evolution wash presses. Two of the presses will be installed as brown stock washers, two as post-oxygen washers and one as a D-stage washer.

The order is included in Paper and Fiber Technology's third quarter 2011 orders received.

Daio Paper Corporation is one of the leading pulp and paper producers in Japan. The company primarily produces newsprint, printing paper, paperboard, wrapping paper, linerboard, packaging and sanitation products such as tissue paper, cardboard and pulp. The company, formed in 1943, operates 38 consolidated subsidiaries and has an annual mill capacity of more than three million tons.  

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 29,000 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com

For further information, please contact:

Håkan Öhlen, Sales Manager, Fiber business line, Metso, tel. +46 70 653 38 03

Hiroshi Yamashita, Project Manager, Fiber business line, Metso tel. +81 90 4529 9500