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Metso to supply containerboard line for Lee & Man in China

April 26, 2013 - HELSINKI, FINLAND

Metso Corporation's press release onApril 26, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. local time

The new OptiConcept M containerboard line combines high productivity andlowoperating cost

Metso will supply Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Ltd. with an OptiConcept Mcontainerboard production line for their Chongqing site in Sichuan ProvinceinChina. The new production line is targeted to produce a high-quality endproductwith excellent strength properties. The start-up of the production line isscheduled for 2014. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Metso's novel OptiConcept M production line stands for economy of totalinvestment, personnel safety and machine usability as well as reduction ofenvironmental load. "This production line optimizes the machine investmentinline with the mill's capacity needs and ensures optimized productivity atminimal operational cost," summarizes Sami Anttilainen, R&D Director,Paperbusiness line, Metso.

The design of the machinery allows, for instance, for easy and safechanging ofrolls and wear parts, thus reducing the total duration and cost of serviceandmaintenance shutdowns. An exceptionally spacious walkway design improvesaccessibility and safety, also on the drive side of the machine.

The main part of the order is included in Metso's Pulp, Paper and Powersecondquarter 2013 orders received. The automation package is included inAutomation'ssecond quarter 2013 orders received.

Technical information

Metso's delivery will comprise a complete OptiConcept M boardmaking linefromheadbox to reel with related air systems. A comprehensive automationpackagecomprises a mill-wide Metso DNA automation solution with machine andprocesscontrols, a Metso IQ quality control system and a Metso IQ DilutionProfiler.

The 7.25-m-wide (wire) PM 20 will produce testliner grades out of recycledrawmaterial in the basis weight range of 70-160 g/m2. The production capacityof PM20 will be approximately 1,160 tonnes per day and the design speed 1,100m/min.

Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Ltd. manufactures various linerboard andcorrugating medium grades for different industrial packaging purposes andoperates also in pulp making, plantation and recovered paper collection.Thecompany was founded in 1994. At present, the company has five plants inChina.

Metso's pulp, paper and power professionals specialize in processes,machinery,equipment, services, paper machine clothing and filter fabrics. Ouroffering andexperience cover the entire process life cycle including new productionlines,rebuilds and services.,,

Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in theprocess industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power,andoil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries contributetosustainability and deliver profitability to customers worldwide. Metso'ssharesare listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki,

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For further information, please contact:
Fan Ze
Area Vice President, Sales, China, Pulp, Paper and Power
tel. +86 10 6566 6600-3108
+86 139 0133 6277

Harri A Heikkila
Senior Sales Manager, Paper Mills Sales and Marketing, Paper
business line
tel. +358 40 511 7093


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