Stock Exchange release April 30, 2002 01:07:15 PM CET


Metso Paper is to supply a paper coating machine rebuild to Myllykoski Paper Oy's Myllykoski mill in Finland. The rebuilt coating line will start up in the spring of 2003. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the order.

The rebuild of the off-line LWC magazine paper coating machine includes new unwind and wind-up, two coating stations, a rebuild of the supply systems equipped with deaerators, and a process control system.

After the rebuild, the capacity of the machine will increase to 180,000 tons per year and the speed to 1,400 meters per minute. The rebuild will improve the quality of the end product to the level of MWC paper.

Myllykoski Paper Oy produces 500,000 tons of wood-containing printing papers annually. The main products of the mill are uncoated SC paper and coated MWC paper, which are used for rotogravure and offset printing products.

Metso Corporation is a global supplier of process industry machinery and systems, as well as know-how and aftermarket services. The Corporation's core businesses are fiber and paper technology (Metso Paper), rock and mineral processing (Metso Minerals) and automation and control technology (Metso Automation). In 2001, the net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 4.3 billion and the personnel totaled approximately 30,000. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.

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