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Metso Paper to Deliver Tissue Machine in India

Oct. 19, 2007 - Metso Paper said it will supply a tissue machine to Century Pulp and Paper in Lalkua, Nainital, Uttarkhand, India.

The value of the order was not disclosed, but Metso said the market value of this type of tissue machine is in the range of EUR 17 - 20 million.

The order includes a complete Advantage DCT tissue machine and stock preparation equipment. Metso will also provide engineering for the new tissue mill as well as services for installation and start-up of the machine.

According to Metso, the machine will be the first large tissue machine in India. It has a trim width of 2.85 m, an operating speed of 2,000 m/min and a daily production of up to 120 metric tons of high-quality facial, bathroom tissue and towel grades.

Start-up is expected in the third quarter of 2008.

Century Pulp and Paper, a division of Century Textile and Industries Ltd, is a manufacturer of rayon grade pulp and an exhaustive range of excellent quality of writing & printing paper. When the company now enters also the tissue paper industry, it already produces 32,000 metric tons of pulp and 198,000 metric tons of writing and printing paper per year.

SOURCE: Metso Paper




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