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Valmet Corporation: Valmet to supply first Advantage NTT line in the USA to von Drehle Corporation

Valmet Corporation's press release on August 4th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. EET

von Drehle Corporation will be the first tissue maker in the USA to produce
tissue with Valmet's flexible Advantage NTT technology. The new line will be
installed at the company's facility in Natchez, Mississippi, USA. Startup of
the new line is planned to be in late 2015.

The order is included in Valmet's third quarter 2014 orders received. The
value of the order is not disclosed.

von Drehle is currently operating two Advantage DCT tissue machines in their
Cordova, North Carolina operation. The Advantage NTT technology is designed
for maximum flexibility as well as enhanced product quality and can easily
swing between productions of conventional tissue to textured tissue in just a
few hours. It has been well received by the market and this will be the
fourth NTT machine in production. The first Advantage NTT line was started up
in Mexico in 2013 and two more lines are planned to be in production in Chile
and Abu Dhabi in 2014 and 2015.

"Valmet is one of our long time trusted suppliers. As we studied different
tissue machine technologies, energy efficiency, flexibility, and potential
for optimizing use of our recycled fiber furnish were critical. Process and
operation review made the Valmet NTT technology the obvious choice for
production of tissue and towel products at our Natchez, MS Facility," says
Joe Pankratz, V.P. of Manufacturing, von Drehle Corporation.

"This will be the first Valmet's Advantage NTT installation in USA and we are
all delighted to work with von Drehle in yet another project. We will deliver
this project as a showcase in the industry," says Soren Eriksson, Account
Sales Manager, Tissue Mills Business Unit, Valmet.

Technical information

The new tissue machine will have a width of 2.6m and a design speed of 2,000
m/min. The raw material for the new line will be recycled fiber and the
production line is optimized to save energy and fiber as well as add
possibilities for product differentiation and increased capacity of premium
quality products.

Image: Valmet Advantage NTT tissue machine

Valmet's scope of delivery will comprise a complete tissue production line
including an Advantage NTT 100HS tissue machine. The tissue machine will be
equipped with an OptiFlo headbox and a cast alloy Yankee cylinder. It will
also be featured with the Advantage tissue technology including, an AirCap
hood and a SoftReel. Basic mill engineering, process equipment and process
ventilation are also included in the scope. Furthermore, the delivery will
include an automation package from Metso Automation with process control
system. Installation supervision, training and commissioning as well as
product development support are part of the delivery.

About von Drehle Corporation

von Drehle Corporation, established in 1974, is based in Hickory North
Carolina and are currently operating tissue mills in Cordova, Maiden, Memphis
and Las Vegas. The company provides quality towel, tissue and dispenser
products for the Away From Home market in North America.

Corporate Communications

For further information, please contact:
Veikko Kimari, Sales Manager, Tissue Mills, North America, Valmet + 1 404 414

Soren Eriksson, Account Sales Manager, Valmet Tissue Mills Business Unit,
North America, +1 404 242 8845

Jan Erikson, Vice President, Sales, Valmet Tissue Mills Business Unit, tel.
+46 705 17 14 90

Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and
technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our 11,000
professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed
to moving our customers' performance forward - every day.

Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and
plant improvements and spare parts. Our strong technology offering includes
entire pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power
plants for bio-energy production.

The company has over 200 years of industrial history and was reborn through
the demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Group in
December 2013. Valmet's net sales in 2013 were approximately EUR 2.6 billion.
Valmet's objective is to become the global champion in serving its customers.

Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

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Image: Valmet Advantage NTT tissue machine


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The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Valmet Corporation via Globenewswire


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