Metsä Group’s tissue and cooking paper business advances sustainable low-carbon tissue manufacturing

Metsä Group Press Release 10 January 2014
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Metsä Group Press Release 10 January 2014

Metsä Tissue, part of Metsä Group, is continuing its work on lowering carbon dioxide emissions and improving energy efficiency in tissue manufacturing. The Sustainable Low Carbon Tissue Manufacturing (SLCTM) project is part of Metsä Group’s work on improving its energy efficiency by 10 percent by the year 2020.

The project’s main target is to develop ready-to-implement concepts for reducing specific direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and for improving the productivity of tissue manufacturing. The project has ran from 2012 to 2013 with the support of over EUR 400 000 from the European Commission’s Sustainable Industry Low Carbon Scheme (SILC). The project has progressed according to plans with encouraging results.

The SLCTM project, carried out in cooperation with engineering office Neumeister, has gathered experimental data from Metsä Tissue’s production units in Finland, Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Sweden in 2012 and made the thermodynamic analysis in 2013. The final project report with general applicable guidelines will be published in spring 2014.

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For further information, please contact:
Jörg Engels, Technology Manager, Technology, Metsä Tissue, tel. +49 (0) 2422 56140
Rudi Staszewski, Technology Engineer, Technology, Metsä Tissue, tel. +49 (0) 2422 56104

Metsä Group is a responsible forest industry group whose products’ main raw material is renewable and sustainably grown Nordic wood. Metsä Group focuses on tissue and cooking papers, consumer packaging paperboards, pulp, wood products, and wood supply and forest services. Its high-quality products combine renewable raw materials, customer-orientation, sustainable development and innovation. Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.0 billion in 2012, and it employs approximately 11,500 people. The Group operates in some 30 countries. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 125,000 Finnish forest owners.

With its high-quality tissue and cooking papers, Metsä Tissue makes life more comfortable for consumers, customers and end-users every day. Metsä Tissue is a leading tissue paper products supplier to households and industrial consumers in Europe. We are also the world’s leading supplier of baking and cooking papers. Our main brands are Lambi, Serla, Mola, Tento, Katrin and SAGA. With production units in six countries, we employ a total of about 2,900 people. Our sales in 2012 were EUR 1.0 billion. Metsä Tissue is part of Metsä Group.