Metsä Tissue mulls options for napkin business in Germany

BRUSSELS, Jan. 10, 2019 (PPI Europe) -Metsä Tissue has started a strategic review for its Stotzheim mill in Germany. The company ascribed the move to the “low performance in the napkin business.”

The Stotzheim facility specializes in napkin tissue and finished products. According to RISI’s Asset Database, the site operates one tissue machine with a capacity of around 23,000 tonnes/yr. Metsä Tissue reportedly employs some 200 people at the Stotzheim mill.

“The napkin market suffers from an unprecedented cost inflation [and] the site in Euskirchen-Stotzheim is [also] affected by this,” Metsä Tissue’s senior vice president, business development, Christoph Zeller said in a ...

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