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

Metso to supply tissue line to Forestal y Papelera Concepcion in Chile 
HELSINKI, FINLAND -- (Marketwire) -- 03/19/13 --  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 Concepcion S.A.
with an
Advantage NTT 200 tissue production line for their mill close
to Concepcion. The packaging board producer Forestal y Papelera
Concepcion 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 Concepcion. 
"We are of course very pleased that Forestal y Papelera Concepcion
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 Concepcion 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. 
Metso's pulp, paper and power professionals specialize in processes,
machinery,
equipment, services, paper machine clothing and filter
fabrics. Our offering and experience cover the entire process life
cycle including new production lines,
rebuilds and services. 
www.metso.com/pulpandpaper, www.metso.com/power,
www.twitter.com/MetsoPulpPaper 
Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in
the process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and
paper, power, and
oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over
50 countries contribute to
sustainability and deliver profitability
to customers worldwide. Metso's shares
are listed on the NASDAQ OMX
Helsinki Ltd. 
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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 Bjorn
Sales Manager, Tissue Mills business unit
Paper business line
Metso
tel. +46 70 317 12 16
 
 
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