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German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze visits Mitsubishi HiTec Paper's Bielefeld mill

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German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze visits Mitsubishi HiTec Paper's Bielefeld mill

September 27, 2021 - 01:17
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BIELEFELD, Germany , Sept. 24, 2021 (Press Release) -On September 17 Svenja Schulze (Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety) and Dr. Wiebke Esdar (Member of the German Bundestag) visited the Bielefeld mill of the speciality paper manufacturer Mitsubishi HiTec Paper. The two SPD politicians got an on the spot picture of the challenges of the current and future planned climate policy for an energy-intensive company.

Ideas on topics such as emission certificates, electricity and gas prices and Bielefeld as an important industrial location were exchanged with the Managing Directors Dr. Martin Schreer and Andreas Jastrzembowski, as well as the Works Council Chairman Dirk Hansmeier, in an open atmosphere. A tour of the mill including paper machine 3 rounded off the visit program.

"We would like to thank Environment Minister Schulze and Dr. Esdar for their visit and their keen interest in the problems that are becoming more and more pressing for energy-intensive industrial companies like ours in the face of climate policy”, says Dr. Martin Schreer, "because economical manufacturing must continue to be possible in Germany despite the continued rise in CO2 prices."

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe GmbH is a German subsidiary of Mitsubishi Paper Mills Ltd., Japan, one of the world's leading manufacturers of specialty paper. The roughly 770 employees at Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe produce high-quality direct thermal, inkjet, carbonless, label and barrier papers for flexible packaging at two tradition-rich locations in Bielefeld and Flensburg. Each factory stands out for own base paper production, state-of-the-art production machinery and innovative coating technologies. Through its dense global sales network, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe supplies a full range of specialty papers for many applications and printing technologies – and is a highly capable partner whenever customized coated paper solutions are required.