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Metsä Board Invests EUR 11 Million In New Sheeting Line at Äänekoski Mill

Metsä Board sheeting line The new sheeting line at Metsä Board's Äänekoski board mill will increase the annual capacity of the sheeting plant by 35,000 tonnes to a total of 120,000 tonnes.

Nov. 15, 2018 - Metsä Board said that it has started construction of a new sheeting line at its Äänekoski board mill in central Finland. The investment will increase the annual capacity of the sheeting plant by 35,000 tonnes to a total of 120,000 tonnes.

The value of the investment is EUR 11 million.

The new sheeting line will help ensure that the mill can continue to respond to increasing demand.

In addition to the new sheet cutter the investment includes additional automation to the existing sheet cutters as well as equipment for cutter reel handling and storage. The new sheeting line will be located in the existing sheeting plant and production is planned to start during September 2019.

The Äänekoski Board Mill has the capacity to produce 240,000 tonnes of fully coated bleached paperboards for high performance packaging and graphical end uses.

Metsä Board is a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards including folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners. To learn more, please visit: www.metsaboard.com.

SOURCE: Metsä Board