The Tissue Technology Center of Metso, situated in Karlstad, Sweden, was hit by fire on April 28, 2010. The fire caused damages to the roof of the Technology Center building. Personnel were not endangered, nor was the equipment including the tissue pilot machine or other vital systems. Cleaning up and repairs were started immediately after the fire was extinguished.
Metso is currently focused on minimizing downtime of the tissue pilot machine due to the roof repair. It is expected to be back in operation within a few weeks.