Metsä Tissue announced a rebuild of paper machine 5 at its Düren mill in Germany. According to the announcement, the investment totals approximately EUR 15 million.
The rebuild starts immediately and the new volumes will be available on the market during the last quarter of 2018.
Mariusz Jedrzejewski, SVP Baking & Cooking, Metsä Tissue, commented:
“We expect the demand for baking and cooking papers to continue to grow during the coming years. This investment will increase Düren mill’s paper production capacity by 10.000 tons, which will help us to secure our leading position as a global supplier of high-quality baking and cooking papers.
We have production in Düren, Germany, and Mänttä, Finland, where we increased the production capacity in 2016. Both mills play a significant role in our Baking & Cooking business. Our products are made of fresh fibre, and the wood originates from sustainably managed Northern forests. This high-quality raw material combined with our strong production expertise result in high endurance and consistent high quality products.”
Metsä Tissue is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of tissue paper products to households and professional users in Europe. The company is also the world’s leading supplier of baking and cooking paper products. In 2014 the company’s sales totaled EUR 1012.8 million.
Earlier Metsä Group announced start-up of its Äänekoski bioproduct mill in Finland for mid-August 2017.
About Metsä Group:
The company is a forest industry group whose core business consists of tissue and cooking papers, paperboard, pulp, wood products, and wood supply and forest services. It has operations in almost 30 countries and production in 9 of them.