Joutseno Mill

Joutseno Mill 

Joutseno Mill

The Joutseno mill has a long history. Pulp has been produced on the banks of Lake Saimaa for more than a hundred years. The mill was completely modernised at the turn of the 21st century. The Joutseno mill is the world’s largest single-line softwood pulp mill. The mill is a world leader in efficiency and environmental management and a pioneer in renewable energy utilization. The mill produces more bio energy than it needs. Thanks to a gas generating plant, completed at the Joutseno Pulp Mill in autumn 2012, the mill is a carbon neutral pulp mill during normal operation.

Key facts:

  • Capacity:  690,000 t/a of ECF bleached softwood pulp
  • Grade specialisation: Specialises in manufacturing pulp for wood-fibre printing papers (SC and LWC) and for high-quality coated printing and speciality papers
  • Share of exports: 70%
  • Personnel: 133
  • Wood consumption: 3.5 million m³ annually
  • Energy self-sufficiency: 175 % electricity
  • PEFC: approx. 72% 

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  • 1909 Production of unbleached pulp commences
  • 1951 Joutseno Pulp Osakeyhtiö founded
  • 1984 Fully bleached pulp manufacturing begins
  • 1997 Metsä-Botnia acquires Joutseno Pulp
  • 1998 New recovery line
  • 2001 New fibre line
  • 2013 Production of polysulphide pulp started 

Metsä Fibre Oy
Joutseno mill
FI-54120 PULP
Visiting address:
Haukilahdentie 27
tel. +358 (0)10 466 5499
fax: +358 (0)10 466 5378

Mill Manager
Jaakko Anttila

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