Stock Exchange release February 2, 2010 11:00:00 AM CET

Metso to convert Domtar's fine paper machine in the USA to fluff pulp production

 Metso Corporation's company release on February 2, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. local time


Metso has been contracted by Domtar Corporation to rebuild their fine paper machine at their Plymouth, North Carolina, USA, mill for fluff pulp production. The rebuild project will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2010. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The value of these types of rebuilds ranges from EUR 15 to 25 million depending on the scope of the delivery. The order is included in Paper and Fiber Technology's Q4 of year 2009 orders received.


The existing fine paper machine will be rebuilt and converted to fluff pulp production. Metso's delivery will include a new wet end and a rebuild of the finishing equipment needed for fluff pulp production. The scope of supply includes a new wire section, a headbox equipped with a profiling system, a  steambox, a new press section, and dryer modifications including a new hood as well as reel and winder rebuilds.


Domtar Corporation is the largest integrated manufacturer and marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America and the second largest in the world based on production capacity, and is also a manufacturer of paper grade, fluff and specialty pulp. The company employs nearly 10,500 people.


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 26,500 employees in more than 50 countries.



Further information for the press, please contact:

Jukka Tiitinen, President, North America, Paper and Fiber Technology, Metso

Tel. +1 404 433 0937 and  +358 40 740 6178


Peter Jones, Key Account Sales Manager, Paper and Fiber Technology, Metso

Tel. +1 770 263 1597


Further information for investors, please contact:

Johanna Henttonen, Vice President, Investor Relations, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3253



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