Munksjö inaugurates new crepe machine for electrotechnical paper at its Jönköping production facility in Sweden

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Munksjö inaugurates new crepe machine for electrotechnical paper at its Jönköping production facility in Sweden

September 16, 2015 - 19:37
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HELSINKI, Sept. 17, 2015 (Globe Newswire) -

Munksjö, a world-leading manufacturer of advanced paper products, today inaugurates a new crepe machine at its production facility in Jönköping, Sweden. The mill is part of Munksjö's business area Industrial Applications.

Electrotechnical paper is mainly used in the electric transmission and distribution industry. The new machine will enable Munksjö to better meet both current and future customer needs in addition to the wide range of insulating kraft paper products already offered and supplied.

The new crepe machine will double Munksjö's production capacity of electrotechnical insulating crepe kraft paper and will be the only machine in the world able to produce up to 3,000 mm in width. The paper is mainly used in the bushing industry. The investment is part of the business area's strategic development plan.

"Through the inauguration of the new machine we continue to lead innovations in the technology of insulating paper. Munksjö has always been at the forefront of innovation within specialty paper which has been enabled through our own production of specialty pulp for electrical insulation." says Martin Lundqvist, President Electrotechnical Paper.

Munksjö started to manufacture electrotechnical paper in 1909 and has since then developed many innovative products for the electric transmission and distribution industry. Today, Munksjö's paper is used on all continents: in submarine cables at the bottom of the English Channel, in the deserts of Saudi Arabia and in South America's hydroelectric plants.

Munksjö's electrotechnical papers are advanced paper products and the customer requirements are individual. There are no standard products in Munksjö's offering and the electrotechnical paper is manufactured and converted according to specific customer needs and also fulfills the requirements of relevant international standards.

Made by Munksjö - Intelligent paper technology

Munksjö is a world-leading manufacturer of advanced paper products developed with intelligent paper technology. Munksjö offers customer-specific innovative design and functionality in areas ranging from flooring, kitchens and furnishings to release papers, consumer-friendly packaging and energy transmission. The transition to a sustainable society is a natural driving force for Munksjö's growth as the products can replace non-renewable materials.

This is what "Made by Munksjö" stands for. Given Munksjö's global presence and way of integrating with the customers, the company forms a worldwide service organisation with approximately 2,900 employees and 15 facilities located in France, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil and China. Munksjö's share is listed on Nasdaq in Helsinki and Stockholm.