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Metsä Tissue Installing New Converting Line at Zilina Mill

Tento tissue

March 15, 2018 - Metsä Tissue announced that it is installing a new tissue converting line at its Zilina mill in Slovakia.

According to Metsa Tissue, the project has started and the new converting line for consumer tissue products will be operative by the end of 2018.

The total value of the investment is approximately EUR 10 million.

“The demand for tissue papers grows steadily in all market areas, and with this investment we want to strengthen our capacity and market position especially in the Central Eastern European markets,” said Christoph Zeiler, SVP Consumer Continental.

“At Zilina mill we produce Tento and Mola tissue products for consumers, as well as Katrin tissue products for the away-from-home customers. In addition to this, we also produce tissue products for our customers' own brands,” Zeiler explained. “Tento has a strong market position in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia, and the new converting line supports our strategic intention to continue growth in high-quality multi-ply tissue products.”

Zilina mill manager, Lubomir Kotulac, added, “This investment is very positive news to our mill, and a sign of Metsä's will to further develop the Zilina mill. The new converting line helps us to stay competitive and operate efficiently also going forward, which is a good sign not just to our mill but to the whole Zilina community.”

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