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Jan. 22, 2021 - Metsä Board announced plans to increase the annual production capacity of folding boxboard machine BM1 at the Husum mill in Sweden by approximately 200,000 tonnes.
"We have experienced good growth in our safe and sustainable folding boxboards in recent years," said Mika Joukio, CEO of Metsä Board. "The high utilization rate of our current production capacity is a limiting factor for future growth. In order to continue profitable growth together with our customers, we are now looking at a potential capacity expansion. Husum as an integrated site would be an efficient platform for further development of Metsä Board's paperboard business."
The pre-engineering phase, which has started, includes an evaluation of the mill port's capacity for increased volumes of raw materials and finished goods.
The final investment decision is subject to the results of the pre-engineering phase.
The readiness to make the final investment decision is subject to the results of the pre-engineering phase and is expected to be achieved in the summer of 2021. Ramp-up of the additional capacity would start in 2023.
Metsä Board's Husum mill, which operates two board machines, has the capacity to produce 400,000 tonnes per year of folding boxboard, 250,000 tpy of white kraftliner, and 730,000 tpy of bleached kraft pulp.
Metsä Board is a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards, producing premium lightweight folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners for consumer goods packaging as well as retail-ready and food service applications. To learn more, visit: www.metsaboard.com.
SOURCE: Metsä Board
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