Date and time Thursday, 31 May, 15:00-20:30
Place Kotkamills, Kotka
Date and time Thursday, 31 May, 15:00 – Friday, 1 June, 17:00
Place Metsä Fibre bioproduct mill, Äänekoski (Group 1) (Accommodation in Jyväskylä.)
Date and time Friday, 1 June, 7:00-20:30
Place Metsä Fibre bioproduct mill, Äänekoski (Group 2)
PulPaper includes option to join in for an excursion at the end of the event. You can choose between the new Metsä Fibre bioproduct mill in Äänekoski and the Kotkamills producing new innovative paperboard in Kotka, nearby Helsinki.
Excursion offers you a great insight to new solutions and innovations made in Finnish forest industry!
Metsä Fibre bioproduct mill in Äänekoski
Metsä Fibre has built a new bioproduct mill in Äänekoski in Central Finland. With a value of EUR 1.2 billion, the bioproduct mill is the largest investment in the history of the Finnish forest industry. The Äänekoski mill is the first next-generation bioproduct mill in the world. Its annual pulp production capacity is 1.3 million tonnes. The construction of the bioproduct mill began in April 2015, and the mill started up in mid-August 2017 – exactly on schedule and on budget.
In addition to high-quality pulp, the Äänekoski mill will produce a wide selection of other bioproducts. With this new mill, the local industrial ecosystem will develop further, as the mill serves as a platform for the manufacture of new bioproducts. In the first phase, new bioproducts will include product gas, sulphuric acid, biogas and biofuel pellets. Key bioproduct development projects include lignin products, textile fibres and biocomposites.
In terms of energy efficiency, the mill is a leading facility globally. Its bioelectricity self-sufficiency rate is 240 per cent, and it uses no fossil fuels.
The story of the Flying Eagle began in the beginning of 2015. With this major investment project the Kotkamills’ old paper machine was rebuild into a modern board machine, which started production during the mid-summer 2016. Today Kotkamills produces a new, innovative range of food-service boards which are fully recyclable, repulpable and renewable meaning that after use, such paperboard cups and plates can be easily disposed of along with normal paper waste. Kotkamills have developed next-generation solutions for water-, moisture vapour- and grease-barrier products that contain no traditional plastic coatings.
- Departure from PulPaper venue on Thursday 31st at 15:00. Travel time to Kotka is approximately 1½ hours.
- Return from Kotka to Helsinki during the same day, approximately 19:00 – 20:30.
Äänekoski, Group 1:
- Departure from PulPaper venue on Thursday 31st at 15:00. Arrival in Jyväskylä around 19:00. (Journey includes a short break with a possibility to buy some refreshments.) Accommodation is booked from Sokos Hotel Paviljonki, Jyväskylä.
- Departure to nearby Äänekoski mill on the Friday morning, travel time is appr. 45 min.
- Return from Äänekoski directly to Helsinki around 13:00. A possibility to drive through Helsinki-Vantaa airport if needed. Arrival in Helsinki earliest around 17:00.
Äänekoski, Group 2:
- Departure from Helsinki on Friday 1st morning at 7:00. Arrival in Äänekoski around 11:00. (Journey includes a short break with a possibility to buy some refreshments.)
- Return from Äänekoski to Helsinki during the same day. Departure approximately at 16:00 and arrival in Helsinki around 20:30. (A possibility to drive through Helsinki-Vantaa airport if needed.)