On 24 January, Metsä Board’s Husum mill, in Sweden, celebrates its 100 year anniversary. The mill started as a pulp mill in 1919 with a capacity of 20,000 tonnes of unbleached softwood kraft pulp. Today Metsä Board Husum is a modern and efficient integrated mill site with production capacities of 400,000 tonnes folding boxboard, 250,000 tonnes white kraftliner and 730,000 tonnes of bleached hardwood and softwood pulps.
During the past years Metsä Board has developed the mill heavily. In 2015 one of the paper machines was converted to a white kraftliner machine. The new folding boxboard machine started up in 2016 and a 100,000 tonne extrusion line a year after in 2017. The products are used for a wide variety of demanding end uses in consumer, retail packaging and food service globally with the added logistics benefit of the mill’s own deep sea port.
‘Over the years the Husum site has been successfully adapted and improved ensuring an on-going commitment to driving greater efficiency and market leading product development. However, none of this would have been achieved without the support of our dedicated employees,’ stated Olov Winblad von Walter, vice president, Metsä Board Husum Board and Pulp Mill.