Oct. 4, 2021 - Metsä Tissue on Sept. 30 announced plans to invest in a new tissue mill in the UK. The plan consists of 240,000 tons of tissue paper production capacity, built in several phases during the upcoming decade. The plans are part of the company's Future Mill programme to drive world class environmental performance in tissue production.
"Over the past couple of years, we have been developing a Future Mill concept in relation to our planned tissue mill expansion in Mariestad, Sweden," said Esa Kaikkonen, CEO, Metsä Tissue. "Our studies show that we will be able to utilize more efficient and better technology than today, which will make us more competitive and more environmentally efficient.
Metsä Tissue noted that the first phase of the investment would be ready during 2025 to serve the professional and consumer tissue markets in the UK and Ireland.
"We see great opportunities for growth in the UK market and are planning to supply the market locally based on our Future Mill concept," Kaikkonen added.
Metsä Tissue said the mill concept is planned to be based on best available technologies, with a world class environmental performance. As the next step, the location of the mill is planned to be selected during the first half of 2022. The locations currently under investigation are Newark and Hull.
Metsä Tissue is one of the leading tissue paper suppliers in Europe to households and professionals and one of the leading greaseproof paper suppliers globally. Its brands are Lambi, Serla, Mola, Tento, Katrin and SAGA. To learn more, visit: www.metsatissue.com.
SOURCE: Metsä Tissue
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