Press release March 19, 2013 12:00:00 PM CET

Metso to supply tissue line to Forestal y Papelera Concepción in Chile

Metso Corporation's press release on March 19, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. local time

The new Advantage NTT production line will provide high product quality and flexibility

Metso will supply the Chilean Forestal y Papelera Concepción S.A. with an Advantage NTT 200 tissue production line for their mill close to Concepción. The packaging board producer Forestal y Papelera Concepción is entering the tissue business and is preparing to start up their first tissue production line. The new line to be supplied will be the world's second tissue line based on Metso's Advantage NTT concept and the first with a 5.5-meter paper width. The line is scheduled to start up at the end of 2014. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

The Advantage NTT technology enables premium bulk and softness properties at the same time as it provides energy savings compared to conventional or structured tissue grades. The Advantage NTT concept is a flexible production tool and quickly enables change between production of conventional and premium tissue and towel products. It also features very high production capacity.

"Collaborating with top level companies who can supply equipment which ensures quality and support of great expertise has always been important to us. When we now are entering the tissue business, after operating in the newsprint and packaging paper segments, we are aiming for the top level products. Therefore Metso's Advantage NTT tissue line was the best choice for us," says Guillermo Swett, CEO, Forestal y Papelera Concepción.

 "We are of course very pleased that Forestal y Papelera Concepción have decided to benefit from the Advantage NTT technology for production of premium quality tissue. This new Advantage NTT order also reflects the increasing interest for Metso's new standard in premium quality tissue making," says Jan Erikson, Vice President, Sales, Tissue Mills business unit, Metso.

The order is included in Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power first quarter 2013 orders received.

Technical information

Metso's scope of supply will comprise a complete Advantage NTT 200 tissue machine with a width of 5.5 m equipped with an OptiFlo II TIS headbox, a Metso cast iron Yankee cylinder, an Advantage AirCap Yankee hood and an Advantage SoftReel reel. The tissue line will also be equipped with an Advantage WetDust dust management system, sheet control, tail threading equipment and complete stock preparation systems. The line will be fully automated and optimized to enhance final product quality.

The new tissue line will have a capacity of 70,000 tonnes per year of bathroom tissue, napkin and towel grades.

Forestal y Papelera Concepción S.A. (FPC), an innovative company highly experienced in the manufacturing of paper, was founded in 1995. Since 2009 they are mainly producing recycled fiber-based packaging paper. Their new tissue production line and converting facilities will deliver jumbo rolls and converted tissue products for the South American and US market.

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For further information, please contact:

Jan Erikson, Vice President, Sales, Tissue Mills business unit, Paper business line, Metso, tel. +46 70 517 14 90

Johan Björn, Sales Manager, Tissue Mills business unit, Paper business line, Metso, tel. +46 70 317 12 16