ESPOO, Finland, Oct. 8, 2019 (Press Release) -Metsä Tissue, part of the Metsä Group, is curtailing its paper production at Krapkowice mill in Poland by stopping the PM6 until the end of December 2019 and will decide by the end of the year whether the PM6 will be restarted. The annual production capacity of the PM6 has been approximately 20,000 tonnes. The curtailment is necessary because of the currently unsatisfactory prices of tissue papers in the market. Metsä Tissue will also aim in future to balance its mills to meet market demand.
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.
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.