Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium paperboards and part of Metsä Group, is pleased to announce that the food safety procedures at its Kemi mill have recently been certified according to the FSSC 22000 food safety standard. The certification demonstrates that Metsä Board’s mill organisation comprehensively ensures its products are safe for demanding end-uses, such as direct contact with food. As the leading European producer of fresh fibre paperboard, Metsä Board wants to ensure that it operates according to the same standards as its customers in the food industry. All Metsä Board mills already have an ISO 22000 food safety system in place, and Metsä Board’s Simpele, Kyro, Äänekoski, Husum and Kemi mills now have the additional FSSC 22000 accreditation.
Due to continuing input cost increases and unsustainable profit levels, Sappi is forced to continue passing on this cost inflation by increasing its Woodfree grades prices by 6-8% effective on deliveries from January 1st 2018 for all European markets. This follows previous announcements made for its LWC and MWC grades.
Despite strong order books margins continue to be depressed by this severe input cost inflation. Sappi’s sales representatives will be in touch with their customers to agree on the specifics over the following weeks.