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Stora Enso inaugurates new paper machine at Kvarnsveden Mill in Sweden


28 April 2006 Stora Enso’s new paper machine at Kvarnsveden Mill in Sweden, which produces high-quality super-calendered magazine paper (SC paper), was officially inaugurated today. Paper machine 12 started up in the beginning of November 2005 and is well on its starting curve, currently producing more than 900 tonnes of SC paper per day. The machine’s annual production capacity is 420 000 tonnes of paper produced from fresh fibre (spruce pulpwood).

The investment enhances cost efficiency and strengthens Stora Enso’s position in the growing SC magazine paper market. The latest technology incorporated in the new machine enables the mill to enter new end-use areas and markets that have been traditionally dominated by coated grades (e.g. LWC). With the new capacity Kvarnsveden Mill will also target overseas markets such as North America, Asia and South America.

The total investment of approximately EUR 450 million is one of the largest industrial investments in Sweden. The investment is part of Stora Enso’s Asset Restructuring Programme, which aims to increase the long-term competitiveness of Stora Enso’s assets and meet customers’ growing quality and volume demands. Uncoated magazine paper is used in periodicals and advertising material, such as inserts and flyers.

Kvarnsveden Mill
Kvarnsveden Mill is located in central Sweden. The mill was founded in 1900 and today has four paper machines with an annual production capacity of approximately 1 000 000 tonnes of newsprint, improved newsprint and uncoated magazine paper. About 85% of the mill’s production is exported, primarily to countries within Europe with the largest customers being in the UK and Germany. Kvarnsveden Mill, which has some 970 employees, is ISO 14001 certified and EMAS registered.

A press kit is available at: that includes the following:
- fact sheet with information about PM 12
- images illustrating the mill and the paper machine that may be freely used to illustrate articles about Stora Enso
- speeches at inauguration by CEO Jukka Härmälä and Lars-Ove Staff, Managing Director, Kvarnsveden Mill

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