Metsä Tissue, part of the Metsä Group, commenced an operational review of its mill operations on 1 February 2019. Jari Tiura, SVP, Operations, is responsible for the operational review.
As part of the operational review, Metsä Tissue will be developing a concept for the future tissue paper mill in cooperation with equipment and automation system suppliers. The concept’s development will include a review of all the operational processes of a tissue paper mill: raw materials, production, converting as well as dispatch and warehouse operations.
The review aims to find out whether a new concept could significantly improve product quality, the efficiency of production and the use of resources. In creating the concept, the possibility to build fully fossil free mill will be studied. Also automation potential in the entire process will be reviewed together with the current status of mill systems and a development roadmap will be defined.
Ari Vehviläinen, VP, Operations, has been appointed project manager of the Future Tissue Mill project.