Press release April 12, 2010 02:00:00 PM CET

Metso to supply tissue line to AK GIDA SAN ve TIC A.S in Turkey

Metso Corporation's press release on April 12, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. local time

Metso will supply a complete tissue production line to AK GIDA SAN ve TIC A.S, Turkey. The tissue line will be installed in the company's new mill in Pamukova, which is located in Sakarya province. Start-up is planned for the second quarter of 2011. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The market value of a tissue production line of this type ranges from EUR 15 million to 20 million, depending on the scope of delivery and production output. The most part of the order is included in Paper and Fiber Technology's Q1 orders received and the automation package in Energy and Environmental Technology's Q1 orders received.

Metso's scope of delivery will comprise a complete tissue production line including a stock preparation system and a tissue machine. The tissue machine will be equipped with a headbox, a press, a Yankee cylinder, a hood adapted for co-generation, a dust management system and a reel. The stock preparation system will comprise pulpers, conical refiners and machine screens.

Furthermore, the delivery will include an extensive automation package with machine and process controls, and quality controls. Complete engineering, installation supervision, training, start-up and commissioning will also be included in the delivery.

The new line will produce 60,000 tons a year of high-quality facial, handkerchief, toilet and towel grades. The raw material for the new line will be virgin fiber. The production line will be optimized to save energy and enhance final product quality.

AK GIDA SAN ve TIC A.S aims to expand its operations into the field of tissue products by building a new tissue mill in Pamukova, Turkey. With 140,000 m2 of production area, AK GIDA SAN ve TIC A.S currently produces some 400 different dairy products at the Pamukova facilities.

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 27,000 employees in more than 50 countries.

Further information for the press, please contact:
Jan Erikson, Vice President, Sales, Tissue business line, Metso, tel. +46 70 517 14 90

Björn Magnus, Sales Manager, Tissue business line, Metso, tel. +46 703 17 79 83

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