Oulu Mill

Project Aim

The conversion of Oulu Mill from producing paper to producing kraftliner


With the increasing move away from plastic to renewable packaging, and the growth of e-commerce, kraftliner is more in demand. This renewable and recyclable packaging paper or paperboard has a fibre content of no less than 80% virgin fibres. Stora Enso has completed the successful conversion of the Oulu Mill from paper production into high-quality kraftliner production. The transformation sees the creation of a world-class production line for virgin-fibre based kraftliner and the pulp mill and drying machine modified for unbleached brown pulp. In addition, the company has invested EUR 40 million to enhance the mill’s environmental performance.

Investment: 350.00 Million
Year of investment / Project duration: 2021
Country(ies) of investment: Finland
Region of investment: Oulu
Employment created: 400
Bio-based feedstock(s) utilised: Wood