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Metsä accelerates with new sheeting line

Metsä Board has invested €11m (£9.5m) in a new paperboard sheeting line at its mill in Finland.

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Metsä has set up a new sheeting line for quicker production and delivery

The investment which was first announced in November 2018 will enable the company to increase its annual production of paperboard by 35,000 tonnes, totalling 120,000 tonnes.

Metsäliitto Cooperative was initially established as a wood exporting company in 1934, since then the company has transformed into a supplier of paperboard.

In 2012 the company changed its name to Metsä Board, emphasising its Finnish forest heritage. It is committed to sustainability and for every tree harvested, the company plants four new seedlings.

Metsä Board says that the new line will increase the speed of delivering products to its customers.

The company also introduced additional automation to the mill which includes equipment for cutter reel handling and storage.

The new sheeting line represents another example of Metsä Board’s ongoing investments to improve both the range and quality of the services we are able to offer customers in the UK

The Äänekoski mill will allow Metsä to produce its premium MetsäBoard Pro FBB Bright folding boxboard used for the packaging of chocolate, confectionary, food, healthcare and graphic application quicker than ever before.

Metsä Board technical service director for South and West Europe Matthew Terry says: “The new sheeting line represents another example of Metsä Board’s ongoing investments to improve both the range and quality of the services we are able to offer customers in the UK whilst at the same time increasing the efficiency and sustainability of our operation.”

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