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Metsä Board’s mill turns 100

The fibre paperboard producer is celebrating the centenary of its Husum mill in Sweden.

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Metsä Board’s Husum mill at night

The Husum mill first began operating in 1919, with a capacity of 20,000 tonnes of unbleached softwood kraft pulp.

It has since developed into what Metsä Board describes as ‘a modern and efficient integrated mill site’ with production capacities of 400,000 tonnes folding boxboard, 250,000 tonnes white kraftliner, and 730,000 tonnes of bleached hardwood and softwood pulps.

Products produced in the mill are used for various end-uses in consumer, retail packaging, and food service. The mill is also equipped with its own deep-sea port, making operating globally possible.

Over the years the Husum site has been successfully adapted and improved ensuring an ongoing commitment to driving greater efficiency and market leading product development

The century-old mill has undergone a series of developments over the years. In 2015, one of its paper machines was converted to a white kraftliner machine. In 2016, a new folding boxboard machine started up, followed by a 100,000-tonne extrusion line the next year.

Commenting on the milestone, Olov Winblad von Walter, vice president of the Husum mill, says: “Over the years the Husum site has been successfully adapted and improved ensuring an ongoing commitment to driving greater efficiency and market leading product development. However, none of this would have been achieved without the support of our dedicated employees.”

The fibre manufacturer also has a focus on its environmental impact with its use of pure fresh fibres acting as a renewable source, traceable to origin in sustainably managed forests.

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