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Metso Paper to Supply Fiber Line to Mill in India

Nov. 24, 2006 - Metso Paper said that it will supply a new fiber line to an Indian customer, The West Coast Paper Mills Ltd. in Dandeli, Karnakata state.

The new fiber line project is the first phase of a plan to increase West Coast Paper Mills' paper production and enhance pulp capacity and quality.

The value of the order is close to EUR 25 million, Metso said.

The new fiber line is designed for a daily capacity of 725 odt (oven dry tonnes) of fully bleached pulp.

According to Metso, the line will be the largest single pulp mill fiber line in India.

The West Coast Paper Mills Ltd. belongs to the S.K. Bangur Group, which has interests in paper, cables, chemicals, tea, coffee and rubber. Today, the Group's net sales are approximately INR 10,000 million (over EUR 170 million). The West Coast Paper Mills manufactures writing, printing, wrapping and packaging papers.

The new line is scheduled to start up during the second half of 2008.

SOURCE: Metso Paper




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