HELSINKI (Jan. 10, 2013) – During recent months, Metso has received various orders for automated process valves from several customers in the Asia-Pacific region. The automated valves of Metso have been selected for several mid-size projects where customers are rebuilding their processes in order to improve and maximize process performance, efficiency and safety.

Metso has been chosen as a partner based on the long-term relationship and the unique local service provided to the customers. "We offer professional customer service starting from valve selection and the first sales contact up to the mill run-time support, and assist in all valve-related issues and even beyond that. Our excellent product portfolio matches perfectly pulp and paper mills' requirements and supports their targets to produce better quality with lower costs," says Esko Ilmonen, Vice President, Flow Control, Pulp & Paper Sales and Marketing, Metso Automation.

Majority of the valves for the projects will be delivered in the first quarter of 2013. The deliveries contain Metso's Neles® metal seated ball valves, V-port segment valves and triple eccentric Neldisc® butterfly valves for on-off and control applications. All valves are equipped with pneumatic cylinder actuators and intelligent positioners or limit switches. Material selection includes stainless steel, duplex stainless steel, SMO, Hastelloy and titanium. Deliveries also include high consistency segment valves fulfilling pulp and paper makers' specific needs.

Metso is a valve solutions and services provider. Metso's Flow Control solutions include control valves, automated on/off and emergency shut-down valves and smart positioners and condition monitoring. Metso's product brands include Neles®, Jamesbury® and Mapag®. 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.