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Metsä Tissue is planning a significant investment in a tissue mill in the UK
Finnish paper giant Metsä Tissue is planning a significant investment in a tissue mill in the UK, involving 240,000 tons of tissue paper production capacity, built in several phases during the upcoming decade. The production would be based on using sustainable fresh fibre pulp, and the first phase of the investment would be ready during 2025 to serve the professional and consumer tissue markets in the UK and Ireland.
The locations currently under investigation are Newark and Hull.
The plans are part of the company's Future Mill programme to drive world class environmental performance in tissue production.
"Over the past couple of years, we have been developing a Future Mill concept in relation to our planned tissue mill expansion in Mariestad, Sweden," says Esa Kaikkonen, CEO, Metsä Tissue. "Our studies show that we will be able to utilise more efficient and better technology than today, which will make us more competitive and more environmentally efficient.
"We see great opportunities for growth in the UK market and are planning to supply the market locally based on our Future Mill concept.
"The mill concept is planned to be based on best available technologies, with a world class environmental performance. As the next step, the location of the mill is planned to be selected during the first half of 2022."
7th October 2021