2013-03-19 12:06:57 -
Metso Corporation's press release on March 19, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. local time
The new Advantage NTT production line will provide high product quality and
Metso will supply the Chilean Forestal y Papelera Concepción S.A. with an
Advantage NTT 200 tissue production line for their mill close to Concepción. The
packaging board producer Forestal y Papelera Concepción is entering the tissue
business and is preparing to start up their first tissue production line. The
new line to be supplied will be the world's second tissue line based on Metso's
Advantage NTT concept and the first with a 5.5-meter paper width. The line is
scheduled to start up at the end of 2014. The value of the order will not be
The Advantage NTT technology enables premium bulk and softness
properties at the
same time as it provides energy savings compared to conventional or structured
tissue grades. The Advantage NTT concept is a flexible production tool and
quickly enables change between production of conventional and premium tissue and
towel products. It also features very high production capacity.
"Collaborating with top level companies who can supply equipment which ensures
quality and support of great expertise has always been important to us. When we
now are entering the tissue business, after operating in the newsprint and
packaging paper segments, we are aiming for the top level products. Therefore
Metso's Advantage NTT tissue line was the best choice for us," says Guillermo
Swett, CEO, Forestal y Papelera Concepción.
"We are of course very pleased that Forestal y Papelera Concepción have decided
to benefit from the Advantage NTT technology for production of premium quality
tissue. This new Advantage NTT order also reflects the increasing interest for
Metso's new standard in premium quality tissue making," says Jan Erikson, Vice
President, Sales, Tissue Mills business unit, Metso.
The order is included in Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power first quarter 2013 orders
Metso's scope of supply will comprise a complete Advantage NTT 200 tissue
machine with a width of 5.5 m equipped with an OptiFlo II TIS headbox, a Metso
cast iron Yankee cylinder, an Advantage AirCap Yankee hood and an Advantage
SoftReel reel. The tissue line will also be equipped with an Advantage WetDust
dust management system, sheet control, tail threading equipment and complete
stock preparation systems. The line will be fully automated and optimized to
enhance final product quality.
The new tissue line will have a capacity of 70,000 tonnes per year of bathroom
tissue, napkin and towel grades.
Forestal y Papelera Concepción S.A. (FPC), an innovative company highly
experienced in the manufacturing of paper, was founded in 1995. Since 2009 they
are mainly producing recycled fiber-based packaging paper. Their new tissue
production line and converting facilities will deliver jumbo rolls and converted
tissue products for the South American and US market.
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.
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 contribute to
sustainability and deliver profitability to customers worldwide. Metso's shares
are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.
For further information, please contact:
Jan Erikson, Vice President, Sales, Tissue Mills business unit, Paper business
line, Metso, tel. +46 70 517 14 90
Johan Björn, Sales Manager, Tissue Mills business unit, Paper business line,
Metso, tel. +46 70 317 12 16
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