Stora Enso will convert Oulu paper mill into packaging board mill

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Stora Enso will convert Oulu paper mill into packaging board mill

June 20, 2019 - 05:47
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Stora Enso has decided to invest approximately EUR 350 million to convert the Oulu paper mill in Finland into packaging production.

The investment includes converting paper machine 7 into high-quality virgin-fibre-based kraftliner production, and the closure of paper machine 6 and sheeting plant. Production on the converted machine is estimated to start by the end of 2020.

The typical end uses for kraftliner are in packaging segments that require high strength, quality and purity, such as food, fruit and vegetables as well as heavy duty packaging. Production will target global export markets.

Wood consumption at the mill will increase by 0.5 million m3 to 2.4 million m3 annually. Wood will be purchased mainly from private forest owners in Northern Finland.