Tissue World Magazine

Metsä Tissue will invest €10m in a new converting line at its Mariestad mill in Sweden.

The investment will increase the company’s consumer tissue products capacity and strengthen its position in the European tissue market.
It will increase the Mariestad mill’s converting capacity by up to 80,000tpy.

Mark Watkins, senior vice president, tissue, Scandinavia, said: “Consumers’ expectations on product quality are increasing all the time.

“The new converting line represents state-of-the-art tissue converting technology, which means we can produce the softest tissue qualities on the market.

The new line, supplied by Futura, will start production in autumn 2014.

The investment also includes the extension of the warehouse facilities at Mariestad.