Press release July 31, 2012 01:00:00 PM CET

Metso to supply coater rebuild for Hansol Paper in South Korea

Metso Corporation's press release on July 31, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. local time

Metso will rebuild an off-machine coater of the coated woodfree paper production line at the Changhang mill of Hansol Paper Co., Ltd. in South Korea. The rebuilt production line will be fully operational during 2013. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

"The main target of the rebuild is to convert the production line to produce also thermal paper grades. As a result of the rebuild, the mill will be capable of flexibly changing production between coated woodfree grades and thermal paper grades," says Metso's Senior Sales Manager Pekka Turtinen.

The order is included in Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power second quarter 2012 orders received.

Technical information

Metso's delivery will comprise a curtain coating unit, a soft calender, a reel and a moisturizer for curl control. The new curtain coating unit applies a thin thermal coating layer on the web economically in a non-contacting operation.

Hansol Paper Co., Ltd. is a leading South Korean paper producer. The company manufactures printing papers, industrial papers and special papers, including thermal papers, pressure sensitive papers, fancy papers and inkjet papers. The company's headquarter is located in Seoul.

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For further information, please contact:
Dong-Whee Choi, President, Metso South Korea
Tel. +82 2 583 4856

Pekka Turtinen, Senior Sales Manager, Paper business line, Metso
Tel. +358 40 770 7649