Our Rauma pulp mill produces softwood pulp as its main product, which is used as raw material for paperboard, tissue and printing papers, and speciality products. The mill’s speciality is Metsä Strong, a strong bleached softwood pulp, which is used in products such as magazine papers, food, construction and packaging papers, and medical papers. Our softwood pulp is made of Nordic pine and spruce from sustainably managed forests, as well as of sawmill chips. The wood we use is traceable.
In addition to high-quality softwood pulp, the Rauma mill produces biochemicals used in industrial production, cleaning agents and the food industry to replace fossil-based raw materials. Our energy-efficient mill produces more bioenergy than we need. In addition to using renewable energy in our own production, we supply it as district heat to local communities and as electricity to the grid.
The Rauma pulp mill, which was started-up in 1996, is in good technical condition, and we have regularly invested in it. The world´s most modern sawmill of Metsä Fibre under construction next to the pulp mill will enable both the Rauma sawmill and the pulp mill to run fully fossil free in the future.
The Rauma pulp mill is an important employer in the Satakunta region, both directly and indirectly. In addition to the mill’s own personnel, dozens of professionals from our partner companies also work in the mill area. The mill employs around 1,500 people in the direct value chain. We work in close cooperation with local stakeholders, and annually support initiatives promoting the wellbeing of children and young people. In addition, we offer summer jobs, traineeships and apprenticeship training, as well as visits and tours, to the region’s education institutions and other stakeholders.
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