Stora Enso Consumer Board and Packaging Solutions

Redesigning the future with renewable packaging


Investment to fibre-based packaging

Stora Enso will convert the Varkaus Mill fine paper machine in Finland to produce virgin-fibre-based containerboard. The investment is worth approximately EUR 110 million.

​Renewable-fibre-based packaging has good growth potential in Europe and globally, and Stora Enso sees an opportunity to benefit from that growth by investing in competitive kraftliner capacity at Varkaus. Through the machine conversion, Stora Enso is taking advantage of the combination of two market forces: the decreasing global market for paper but increasing global market for renewable packaging board.

The conversion work is expected to be undertaken mainly during autumn 2015 and the containerboard machine is scheduled to start up during the fourth quarter of 2015.

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