Metsä Wood launches a EUR 100 million investment programme
Metsä Board has continued the EUR 170 million investment programme at its Husum mill in Sweden. The mill’s new folding boxboard machine, BM1, was inaugurated in April 2016. BM1 is Europe’s most modern folding boxboard machine, and its production is targeted at the Americas and the food-service market globally.
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Metsä Wood’s sawmills are run by personnel who also have expertise in maintenance. As well as being an important competitive factor for sawmills, expertise in multiple fields is part of Metsä Wood’s industrial efficiency strategy.
Until recently, ideas of running pulp production on a vast scale and of using wood as raw material for clothes, musical instruments, the interiors and upholstery of cars, and the surfaces of household appliances, seemed utopian. Now they are about to become reality.
The United Nations has set Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs in short – that are jointly agreed large-scale global commitments. They determine the targets and actions for world's development for the next 15 years. Also Metsä Group's operations support these goals.
An application has now been introduced that Metsä Group’s owner-members can use to update their forest plot information by taking photos with their smartphones or tablets. “Trestima is part of a strong selection of services that we are building for our members. It’s a good addition to the electronic wood trade and forestry services that we introduced in June,” says Juha Jumppanen, SVP for Member Services at Metsä Group.
Metsä Tissue is dedicated to improving its energy efficiency by 10 per cent by 2020 from the 2009 level. At Metsä Tissue’s Mänttä mill, the operators monitor energy consumption in real-time. The consumption of steam and electricity has been reduced by eight per cent per produced paper tonne compared to previous years. Moreover, the specific consumption of water has also been reduced over the past couple of years by as much as 14 per cent.
Next-generation bioproduct mill
Read more about the bioproduct mill project