Metsä Tissue is to become a shareholder of Germany’s Modellfabrik Papier, a research project that works to develop sustainable paper technologies and emission-free paper production.
The main goal of the network is to achieve 80% energy savings in paper production and climate neutrality by 2045, thus making an active contribution to achieving the Paris Climate Agreement.
As shareholder, Metsä Tissue is now part of an interdisciplinary research network of industry and academia in Germany, in addition to Finland where the company is headquartered.
Alexander Deutschle, Director R&D Metsä Tissue, said: “Our involvement in the Modellfabrik Papier in Düren is an active contribution to a carbon-neutral society and a more sustainable future.
“As an international manufacturer of tissue products and greaseproof papers, we can contribute our expertise and work together with the highly experienced network from research and industry to research the low-energy, resource-saving paper production of tomorrow.”
Since its founding in 2020, the Modellfabrik project is currently working on four research projects.
By 2025, a new building in Düren will house the Modellfabrik Papier project.
The aim is for innovative solutions for paper production – and also for other industries with similar challenges – to be developed there.