Stora Enso is Upgrading Board Quality at its Imatra Mills

2007-07-10 20:52 1080

HELSINKI, Finland, July 10 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Stora Enso is investing EUR15 million to upgrade board manufacturing at its Imatra mills in Finland to meet customers' developing quality requirements. The project is scheduled to start in July 2007 and be completed in September 2008. As a consequence of this quality-driven investment, the annual production capacity of board machine 5 will increase from 240,000 to 250,000 tonnes of liquid packaging board (LPB).

"We are very pleased to announce this investment, which demonstrates Stora Enso's unceasing commitment to quality improvement. This investment will secure Imatra's long-term competitiveness in liquid packaging board and enable the mill to satisfy its customers' increasing quality demands,” says Anders Harback, Vice President of Liquid Packaging Boards Ambient.

Stora Enso's Imatra mills, which have a total annual production capacity of 1.1 million tonnes, produce packaging board, graphical board and paper. Liquid packaging boards are manufactured for all the main types of liquid packaging. End uses of Stora Enso LPB include a great variety of food products such as milk, soup, spices, water, yoghurt and juice, as well as various non-food products such as liquid detergents and fabric softeners.

Stora Enso is an integrated paper, packaging and forest products company producing publication and fine paper, packaging board and wood products -- all areas in which the Group is a global market leader. Stora Enso's sales totalled EUR14.6 billion in 2006. The Group has some 44 000 employees in more than 40 countries on five continents. Stora Enso has an annual production capacity of 16.5 million tonnes of paper and board and 7.4 million cubic metres of sawn wood products, including 3.2 million cubic metres of value-added products. Stora Enso's shares are listed in Helsinki, Stockholm and New York.

Source: Stora Enso
Keywords: Machinery