Leading producer of bioproducts
Metsä Fibre is a leading producer of bioproducts and bioenergy whose main raw material is wood from sustainably managed northern forests. Metsä Fibre's bleached softwood and birch pulps have been developed for manufacturing high-quality boards, tissue and printing papers, and specialty products.
Metsä Fibre uses ECF bleaching for the softwood and birch pulp it supplies to Europe and China as raw material for high-quality boards, tissue and printing papers, and specialty products. In addition to pulp, Metsä Fibre makes other bioproducts from by-products: biochemicals and energy. These account foraround10 per cent of Metsä Fibre's sales of EUR 1.6 billion.
Metsä Fibre's brand is Botnia. Along with pulp fibre, biochemicals and bioenergy, our Botnia product family includes products and expertise to support the competitiveness of our customers and enable them to make the most of our fibres.
We produce pulp and other bioproducts at four mills in Finland: Joutseno, Kemi, Rauma and Äänekoski, which have a combined production capacity of 2.5 million tonnes. Metsä Fibre built a next-generation bioproduct mill in Äänekoski, which represents the largest investment ever made in the Finnish forest industry. The bioproduct mill came into operation as planned on August 2017. Metsä Fibre also has six sawmills in Finland and Metsä Svir sawmill in Russia.
Metsä Fibre is part of the Finnish forest industry group Metsä Group. Metsä Fibre is owned by its parent company Metsäliitto Cooperative, Metsä Board and Itochu Corporation.
Demand for pulp fibre and other wood-based bioproducts and bioenergy made from renewable raw materials will rise in step with the growth of the world's population, greater urbanisation and affluence, and the accelerating transition from fossil to renewable resources. Asia is driving a substantial share of the growth in demand; Metsä Fibre delivers a quarter of its pulp to this region. Metsä Fibre's cost-efficient mills boast excellent environmental performance. Their competitiveness meets the challenges of the ever-stricter requirements set for production methods and products.