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Mondi Approves EUR 125 Million Expansion of Kuopio Mill in Finland

The project includes an upgrade of the wood yard, fibre line, evaporation plant and paper machine. Start-up is planned for the fourth quarter of 2023.

June 23, 2021

Kuopio Mill

Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, has approved a EUR 125 million capital investment project at its semi-chemical fluting mill in Kuopio, Finland.

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This investment will increase the Kuopio Mill’s capacity by around 55 thousand tonnes per annum to meet growing customer demand; enhance product quality and cost-competitiveness; and strengthen the mill’s environmental performance.

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ProVantage Powerflute®, the semi-chemical fluting produced at the mill, is a high performance and top quality containerboard grade. Due to its high strength, moisture resistance and durability, it is a key component of fresh fruit and vegetable trays and boxes as well as specialized applications. Fit-for-purpose packaging plays an important role in protecting fresh produce, which is vital considering approximately a third of the world’s food is lost or wasted every year. ProVantage Powerflute® is ideally placed to meet the growing demand for paper-based fresh food packaging solutions that are sustainable by design, thereby minimizing food waste and reducing the use of unnecessary plastic.