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Metso to supply four tissue production lines for HengAn Group in China

HELSINKI, FINLAND -- (Marketwire) -- 11/12/12 -- Metso Corporation's press release on November 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. local time

Metso has been awarded a repeat order for four complete tissue production lines for HengAn Group in China. Two of the lines will be located at Shandong HengAn Paper Co., Ltd, in Weifang City, Shandong Province, and two at HengAn Wuhu Paper Co., Ltd, in Wuhu City, Anhui Province. Start-ups are planned to be successive with the first in December 2013 in Weifang. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Xu Lianjie, President, HengAn: "We like to continue the relation with Metso, being active in developing the tissue machine technology."

"We are very proud that HengAn once again trusted Metso technology to support their continued growth in the tissue industry," says Anders Björn, President, Metso Paper Karlstad.

The new lines will add another 240,000 tonnes a year of high-quality facial, toilet and towel grades to HengAn Group's total production. This will consolidate their position as China's leading tissue producer. The raw material for the new machines will be virgin pulp. The order follows the successful start-ups of four similar tissue lines at the company's Anhai mill in Fujian Province and Weifang mill in Shandong Province in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

The order is included in Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power fourth quarter 2012 orders received.

Technical information

Metso's delivery will comprise four tissue production lines featuring Metso's stock preparation equipment and Advantage DCT 200 tissue machine. Each machine will include an OptiFlo II TIS multi-layer headbox, a Metso Yankee cylinder with deep rib for highest energy efficiency, an Advantage AirCap hood, an Advantage WetDust dust management system and an Advantage SoftReel P reel. The tissue lines will also feature Metso's new MicroBar refiner segments for short fiber refining and VacuFox polyurethane roll covers for tissue machine press sections.

The new lines will have a width of 5.6 m and an operating speed of 1,900 m/min.

HengAn is a leading, fast-growing Chinese consumer product company with a nationwide sales and distribution network. It is a fully owned subsidiary of HengAn International, whose shares are listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange. Their turnover in 2011 was approximately EUR 1.7 billion and they have 20,000 employees.

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 deliver sustainability and profitability to customers worldwide. Expect results.

www.metso.com, www.twitter.com/metsogroup

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Source: Metso Corporation via Thomson Reuters ONE


For further information, please contact:

Anders Bjorn
President, Metso Paper Karlstad AB
Paper business line, Metso,
tel. +46 54 17 13 38
mobile phone +46 705 1713 38

Leif Forsberg
Senior Vice President, Sales
Paper business line, Metso
tel. +46 54 17 13 10
mobile phone +46 705 17 13 10

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