To Produce Kraftliner

Stora Enso has decided to invest approximately €350m to convert the Oulu paper mill in Finland into packaging production. The investment includes converting PM7 into high-quality virgin-fibre-based kraftliner production and the closure of PM6 and sheeting plant. Production on the converted machine is estimated to start by the end of 2020.

The investment will include a new world-class line for virgin-fibre based kraftliner (both brown and white-top) with an annual capacity of 450 000 tonnes, the modification of the pulp mill and drying machine for unbleached brown pulp, as well as investments to enhance the mill’s environmental performance. The project will start with ground work in the summer of 2019.