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ECHO 1/2017 has been published!

In the new issue we take a closer look at the elements supporting Metsä Fibre's future growth, such as logistics and water efficiency.

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A fossil-free bioproduct mill

Bioproduct mill construction site

The bioproduct mill in Äänekoski will help to realise the aim of a carbon-neutral society that requires us to minimise our dependence on fossil energy sources.

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Supplier synergies

Valmet employee

In paper industry, machinery and raw-material suppliers do not look at the world so very differently, explains Valmet’s Senior Paper Technology Manager, Timo Valkama. The know-how of both parties, with their services complementing each other, help the customer improve their paper-making processes, energy efficiency and product quality. Read the article
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Responsible use of water

Water

Metsä Fibre mills have systematically reduced process water consumption and wastewater quantities in pulp manufacturing. A largely closed water cycle and a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant at the bioproduct mill are now bringing environmental efficiency to a new level.

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The special touch for specialty papers

Making pulp for specialty papers

Metsä Fibre's offering for specialty papers has never been stronger. We take a look at the challenges and opportunities the area of specialty papers currently represents.

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A milestone in export logistics

Logistics

Efficient, reliable logistics will be a key component in the operations of the new Metsä Fibre bioproduct mill, with efficient raw wood deliveries to the mill and dependable pulp deliveries to the customer.

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Innovative products from cellulose fibre: Soilfood

Soilfood

Soilfood is Finland’s largest supplier of recycled fertilisers and soil improvement products, with a staff that combines solid expertise in agricultural science with practical farming experience. The company  reprocesses the side streams and by-products of Metsä Fibre’s pulp manufacturing, turning them into high-quality agricultural products. Soilfood focuses on researching and developing products with a view to expanding its business concept into the international market.

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Sustainable fashion from cellulose-based materials

Clothes from cellulose-based textile fibres

Consumers are becoming increasingly interested and knowledgeable about the impacts that their purchasing decisions have on the surrounding world. Milla Asikainen, Sustainability Manager at Marimakko, explains the potential of cellulose-based textile fibres as a raw material for the clothing and fashion industry.

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Logistical support for renewal and growth

Logistics

With an annual manufacturing capacity of some 1.3 million tonnes of softwood pulp, it has been necessary to design an entirely innovative logistical solution for transporting the output from the Äänekoski bioproduct mill to the export market.

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Markku Nikkilä

Issue 2/2017 / Voice

Sustainable growth from biocomposites

The abundant annually regenerating forests of Finland place the country in pole position for promoting a bioeconomy based on the sustainable use of renewable natural resources. One example of a solution that reduces the need for fossil oil and polymers is an innovative biocomposite material developed by the Finnish companies Aqvacomp Oy and Elastopoli Ltd.

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Ismo Nousiainen

Issue 2/2017 / Voice

Sharpening the customer focus

Incoming Metsä Fibre CEO Ismo Nousiainen aims to make sure that customers can see the company’s values clearly realised in all of its operations.

Read More
Soilfood

Issue 1/2017 / Partners

Soilfood - innovative products from cellulose fibre

​Soilfood is Finland’s largest supplier of recycled fertilisers and soil improvement products, with a staff that combines solid expertise in agricultural science with practical farming experience. The company  reprocesses the side streams and by-products of Metsä Fibre’s pulp manufacturing, turning them into high-quality agricultural products. Soilfood focuses on researching and developing products with a view to expanding its business concept into the international market.

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Water

Issue 1/2017 / Sustainability

Responsible use of water

​Metsä Fibre mills have systematically reduced process water consumption and wastewater quantities in pulp manufacturing. A largely closed water cycle and a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant at the bioproduct mill are now bringing environmental efficiency to a new level.

Read More
Textiles from pulp fibre

Issue 1/2017 / Sustainability

Sustainable fashion from cellulose-based materials

​Consumers are becoming increasingly interested and knowledgeable about the impacts that their purchasing decisions have on the surrounding world. Milla Asikainen, Sustainability Manager at Marimakko, explains the potential of cellulose-based textile fibres as a raw material for the clothing and fashion industry.

Read More
Logistics

Issue 1/2017 / Voice

Logistical support for renewal and growth

​With an annual manufacturing capacity of some 1.3 million tonnes of softwood pulp, it has been necessary to design an entirely innovative logistical solution for transporting the output from the Äänekoski bioproduct mill to the export market.

Read More
Logistics

Issue 1/2017 / Solutions

A milestone in export logistics

​Efficient, reliable logistics will be a key component in the operations of the new Metsä Fibre bioproduct mill, with efficient raw wood deliveries to the mill and dependable pulp deliveries to the customer.

Read More
Valmet people

Issue 1/2017 / Partners

Supplier synergies

​In paper industry, machinery and raw-material suppliers do not look at the world so very differently, explains Valmet’s Senior Paper Technology Manager, Timo Valkama. The know-how of both parties, with their services complementing each other, help the customer improve their paper-making processes, energy efficiency and product quality.

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    A fossil-free bioproduct mill

    ​The bioproduct mill in Äänekoski will help to realise the aim of a carbon-neutral society that requires us to minimise our dependence on fossil energy sources.

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