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Metsä Tissue to Invest EUR 15 Million to Rebuild Greaseproof Paper Machine at Düren Mill

SAGA greaseproof cooking paper Metsä Tissue expects the demand for baking and cooking papers to continue to grow during the coming years, and the paper machine rebuild project will increase Düren mill's production capacity by 10,000 tons per year.

June 26, 2017 - Metsä Tissue announced that it will rebuild paper machine 5 at its Düren mill in Germany. The total investment is approximately EUR 15 million and the rebuild starts immediately.

“We expect the demand for baking and cooking papers to continue to grow during the coming years,” said Mariusz Jedrzejewski, SVP Baking & Cooking, Metsä Tissue. “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,” Jedrzejewski said.

Metsä Tissue said the new volumes will be available on the market during the last quarter of 2018.

“Our products are made of fresh fiber, 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,” Jedrzejewski added.

Metsä Tissue's baking and cooking paper products are sold globally in about 70 countries, on all continents.

Metsä Tissue is a leading tissue paper products supplier to households and professionals in Europe and the world's leading supplier of baking and cooking papers. To learn more, please visit: www.metsatissue.com.

SOURCE: Metsä Tissue