Typical end uses for the folding boxboards produced at Husum include packaging for chocolate and confectionery, foodstuffs, medical and healthcare products and beautycare products as well as graphic applications.
The white kraftliners are used as surface liners in consumer, retail and shelf-ready corrugated packaging for branded products, such as household appliances and electronics, beverages, food, fruit and vegetables. They are also used as a material for shopping bags and as fluting in corrugated board.
The main markets for the paperboards are Europe and North America. Roughly half of the chemical pulp produced at Husum is sold as market pulp. The site has its own harbour, providing an efficient logistics link to the main markets.
The mill also has an extrusion coating line serving the global food and food service packaging market. Metsä Board has made an investment decision to increase the folding boxboard capacity at the Husum mill by 200,000 tonnes a year. The pulp mill will undergo a two-phase renewal project during the 2020s. The first phase comprises a new recovery boiler and a turbine, which will significantly increase the mill’s self-sufficiency in electricity production. In January 2021, the Swedish forest owners’ association Norra Skog purchased 30% of the pulp mill.
All the wood raw material the mill uses is traceable and comes from sustainably managed Northern European forests, which are either PEFC or FSC® certified, or meet the criteria for controlled origin. The mill is committed to Metsä Board’s target of achieving completely fossil free mills and products by the end of 2030.
|Two board machines
(Trim width 6.50 m, speed up to 1,300 m/min, grammage range 70–365 g/m²)
|One extrusion coating line|
|Two wood-handling lines for pine/spruce and birch, pulp mill with two fibre lines for bleached softwood pulp and bleached hardwood pulp|
|Two drying machines|
|Mill info sheet (PDF)|