Press release January 10, 2012 02:00:00 PM CET

Metso to supply complete tissue machine for Fabrica De Papel San Francisco in Mexico

Metso Corporation's press release on January 10, 2012 at 3 p.m. local time

Metso will supply a complete tissue machine for Fabrica De Papel San Francisco S.A. de C.V., in Mexicali, Mexico. The tissue production line will start up in the second quarter of 2013. The value of the order will not be disclosed.  This kind of production line is typically valued at EUR 10-15 million depending on capacity and scope of delivery.

Metso's scope of delivery will comprise a complete tissue machine equipped with a headbox, a Yankee cylinder, a yankee hood, sheet control, tail threading equipment, a dust management system and a reel.

The delivery is a repeat order from Fabrica De Papel San Francisco. They now successfully operate two Metso tissue machines at their Mexicali facility, one started up in 2006 and the other in 2009.

The new tissue line will use 100 % recycled fiber as raw material.

The order is included in Pulp, Paper and Power's fourth quarter 2011 orders received.

Fabrica De Papel San Francisco now operates four tissue production lines and converting facilities, delivering tissue products for the Mexican market.

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:

Jan L. Larsson, North American Sales Director, Paper business line, Metso
Tel. +1 404 229 4269

Jan Erikson, Vice President, Sales, Paper business line, Metso
Tel. +46 70 517 14 90