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Metsä Tissue commences operational review of its mill operations, to develop new concept for future tissue paper mill

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Metsä Tissue commences operational review of its mill operations, to develop new concept for future tissue paper mill

February 11, 2019 - 08:39
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ESPOO, Finland, Feb. 8, 2019 (Press Release) -Metsä Tissue, part of the Metsä Group, commenced an operational review of its mill operations on 1 February 2019. Jari Tiura, SVP, Operations, is responsible for the operational review.

As part of the operational review, Metsä Tissue will be developing a concept for the future tissue paper mill in cooperation with equipment and automation system suppliers. The concept’s development will include a review of all the operational processes of a tissue paper mill: raw materials, production, converting as well as dispatch and warehouse operations.

The review aims to find out whether a new concept could significantly improve product quality, the efficiency of production and the use of resources. In creating the concept, the possibility to build fully fossil free mill will be studied. Also automation potential in the entire process will be reviewed together with the current status of mill systems and a development roadmap will be defined.   

Ari Vehviläinen, VP, Operations, has been appointed project manager of the Future Tissue Mill project.

Metsä Group

Metsä Group is a forerunner in sustainable bioeconomy utilising renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. Metsä Group focuses on wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards and tissue and greaseproof papers.

Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.7 billion in 2018, and it employs approximately 9,300 people. The Group operates in some 30 countries. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 103,000 Finnish forest owners.

Metsä Tissue

With its high-quality tissue and greaseproof papers, Metsä Tissue makes life more comfortable for consumers, customers and end-users every day. Metsä Tissue is a leading tissue paper products supplier to households and professionals in Europe and the world’s leading supplier of greaseproof papers. Our main brands are Lambi, Serla, Mola, Tento, Katrin and SAGA. With production units in five countries, we employ a total of about 2,800 people. Our sales in 2018 were EUR 1 billion. Metsä Tissue is part of Metsä Group.