Metso Paper and Metso Automation will supply a board machine designed for the manufacture of high quality recycled packaging grades to Tonic Emballage Sarl in Bou-Ismail, Algeria. The machine will start up in mid 2005. The value of the order is EUR 24 million.
In addition to the 3.0-meter wide machine, Metso will supply a control and management system for the machine. The design speed of the machine is 900 m/min, and it will produce two-ply fluting, test liner and white top test liner (WTTL) in basis weight ranges of 80 - 180 g/m2.
Tonic Emballage, located in the Algiers area, is one of the largest producers of paper and board products in Algeria. In 2003 the group ordered a new tissue machine from Metso Paper which is under construction in the same area.
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 2003, the net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 4.3 billion. Metso has approximately 26,000 employees in 50 countries. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.