Paperboard production at Metsä Board’s Husum mill is back to a normal level

July 21, 2021 Off By Sebastian Reisig

Paperboard production at the Metsä Board Husum mill has resumed to normal production levels following a fire at the pulp mill’s wood chip conveyor on 18 June.

The mill’s folding boxboard line (BM1) and white kraftliner production line (BM2) have reached full production levels. The paperboard production was run at lower-than-normal capacity during the pulp mill’s standstill.

Production at Husum pulp mill’s hardwood pulp line has restarted this past weekend and production at the softwood pulp line is currently estimated to restart by the end of this week. Normal pulp production levels are expected to be resumed within the next week.

The fire was caused by a malfunction in an electric device igniting the rubber conveyor in the wood chip feeding line.