The modernisation of the Metsä Board Kyro mill’s finishing area has now been completed and the finishing line with new advanced equipment has started up. During the mill’s annual maintenance shutdown in October, a new state-of-the-art reeler and winder were installed on the production line, and the reel broke handling system was significantly upgraded. The investment, announced in December 2019, was worth EUR 20 million.
“The new high automation finishing line will further improve the quality consistency of the paperboard reels and increase the runnability on our customers’ converting lines. In addition, the automation will improve upon the existing occupational safety level in the mill’s finishing area and reduce the physical workload,” says Petri Huiko, Mill Manager at Metsä Board Kyro mill.
The Kyro mill produces coated high-quality folding boxboard and innovative dispersion coated barrier board, which helps reduce plastic in consumer packaging. The mill has a production capacity of 190,000 tonnes per year.