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.
- 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