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Gas explosion causes extended production halt at Metsä Board’s Kemi cardboard factory

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Mar 26, 2024

On March 21, 2024, a gas explosion occurred at the evaporator of Metsä Board’s associate company Metsä Fibre’s bioproduct factory in Kemi, resulting in three people being slightly exposed to hydrogen sulfide and requiring a health check. Fortunately, the individuals were able to return to work after the inspection. The incident took place at Forest Board Kemi’s cardboard factory, which produces white kraftliner as part of Kemi’s integrated factory. While the explosion did not damage Metsä Board’s cardboard factory, production was halted due to the inability to produce unbleached pulp without the bioproduct factory’s chemical cycle.

As repair work on the bioproduct factory’s evaporator continues, the production interruption at Metsä Board’s cardboard factory is estimated to last approximately 10–12 weeks. The company is exploring the possibility of resuming cardboard production at a reduced level during the repair work, as well as looking into alternative product options for customers. The specific financial losses incurred as a result of the production stoppage will be detailed in future interim reports from Metsä Board.

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