In September 2022, Metsä Board announced it was initiating pre-engineering for the construction of a new folding boxboard mill with an annual capacity of around 800,000 tonnes in the Kaskinen mill area.
The pre-engineering phase encompasses technical design, the design of infrastructure and logistics solutions, and tendering for the main equipment. As part of the pre-engineering, an environmental impact assessment (EIA) and necessary permit processes related to the project were initiated.
Metsä Board estimates that any investment decision will be made in 2024 at the earliest.
Aiming for world-class resource efficiency and sustainability
The design of the new folding boxboard mill is based on fossil free production and world-class resource and production efficiency.
By employing the best available technology, the consumption of raw materials, energy and water per tonne of folding boxboard produced can be significantly reduced compared to current production units.
The product concept will make use of Metsä Board’s long-term development focusing on the production of premium lightweight paperboards.