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Valmet: Valmet to supply a tissue production line to Resolute Forest Products in the United States

Valmet Corporation's press release on September 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. EET

Resolute Forest Products Inc. has selected Valmet's Advantage NTT tissue
production technology and Valmet's automation solution for the new facility
it is building in the United States to manufacture at-home, premium private
label tissue paper, including bath and towel. The new machine will be
installed at the company's mill in Calhoun (Tennessee), and start-up of the
tissue production line is planned for early 2017.

The order is included in Valmet's third quarter 2015 orders received. The
value of the order is not disclosed.

"We are very proud to work with Resolute on this important project, and we
will deliver first-class tissue technology to their state-of-the-art
facility," says Soren Eriksson, Director of Sales, Tissue Mills Business
Unit, Valmet.

Valmet's Advantage NTT tissue production technology is designed for maximum
flexibility as well as enhanced product quality and can easily change between
production of conventional tissue and textured tissue in just a few hours. It
has been well received by the market, and this will be the fifth NTT machine
to be delivered. The first Advantage NTT line was started up in Mexico in
2013, the second line started up in the second quarter of 2015 in Chile, a
third NTT line will be started up in Abu Dhabi in 2015, followed by a fourth
NTT line in the U.S. in early 2016.

Technical information

The new tissue machine will have a width of 5.2 m and a design speed of 2,000
m/min. The raw material for the new line will be virgin fiber, and the
production line is optimized to save energy and fiber as well as provide
flexibility and product differentiation for 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 200HS tissue machine. The tissue machine will be
equipped with a layered 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 -B. Basic mill engineering, process equipment and
process ventilation are also included in the scope.

Furthermore, the delivery includes an integrated automation solution with
Valmet DNA process control system, Valmet IQ scanner with IQFibre&Moisture
sensor, as well as IQProfilers and a state-of-the-art web camera system for
quality and reliability control. Installation supervision, training and
commissioning as well as product development support are part of the

Corporate Communications

For further information, please contact:

Soren Eriksson, Director of Sales, 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 is the leading global developer and supplier of technologies,
automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Valmet's
vision is to become the global champion in serving its customers.

Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and
plant improvements and spare parts. The strong technology offering includes
pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants
for bio-energy production. Valmet's advanced automation solutions range from
single measurements to mill wide turnkey automation projects.

Valmet's net sales in 2014 were approximately EUR 2.5 billion. Our 12,000
professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed
to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head
office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX
Helsinki Ltd.

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Information about the customer Resolute Forest Products

Resolute Forest Products is a global leader in the forest products industry
with a diverse range of products, including newsprint, specialty papers,
market pulp and wood products. The company owns or operates some 40 pulp and
paper mills and wood products facilities in the United States, Canada and
South Korea, and power generation assets in Canada. Marketing its products in
close to 80 countries, Resolute has third-party certified 100% of its managed
woodlands to at least one of three internationally recognized sustainable
forest management standards. The shares of Resolute Forest Products trade
under the stock symbol RFP on both the New York Stock Exchange and the
Toronto Stock Exchange.

Resolute and other member companies of the Forest Products Association of
Canada, as well as a number of environmental organizations, are partners in
the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement. The group works to identify solutions
to conservation issues that meet the goal of balancing equally the three
pillars of sustainability linked to human activities: environmental, social
and economic.

Resolute is proud to be ranked by Corporate Knights as one of Canada's Best 50
Corporate Citizens for 2014. The company and Richard Garneau, president and
chief executive officer, have been named to Canada's 2015 Clean50, and
Resolute was also awarded The New Economy magazine's global Clean Tech Award
for best forestry and paper solutions.

Image: Valmet Advantage NTT tissue machine


This announcement is distributed by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Valmet via Globenewswire


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