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Metso Paper to Supply Two Tissue Machines in China

Dec. 7, 2007 - Metso Paper said that it will supply two tissue machines to the Fook Woo Group. Both machines will be installed in the company's paper mill in the Guangdong province, China.

The specific price for the two machines was not disclosed, but Metso said the value of these types of tissue machines ranges from EUR 4 - 8 million, depending on capacity and scope of the delivery.

The delivery includes two complete Advantage DCT 60 tissue machines, along with mechanical drives, controls and basic mill engineering. Metso will also provide supervision of installation and start-up, and training for the operations.

The 2.85-meter-wide tissue machines have a design speed of 1,300 m/min and the capacity of each line using recycled fiber will be 20,000 tonnes per year of tissue paper for facial, toilet, napkin and towel products.

The first machine is scheduled to start up during the fourth quarter of 2008 and the second machine during the second quarter of 2009, Metso said.

Founded in 1968, Fook Woo Group is the leading recycling service provider based in Hong Kong and China. The Group operates one of the biggest waste paper sorting centers and a recycled tissue paper production factory in Huizhou, Guangdong, China. More than 70% of the produced tissue is being exported to America, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong.

SOURCE: Metso Paper




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