Stora Enso started supplies of laminated veneer lumber (LVL) from its new production facility in Varkaus, Finland. According to the annoucement, the new plant built in 2016 can produce 100,000m3 of LVL annually.
The first domestic deliveries has been already made in June 2016. During February 2017, Stora Enso the product to other key markets with the arrival of the first shipments in Baltimore (USA), Hull (UK) and Saint Brieuc (France).
Kevin Riley, Head of LVL, Stora Enso, Division Wood Products, commented:
“I feel extremely pleased of Stora Enso for reaching this great milestone. LVL is a well-known and widely used product in the USA, whilst it has played more of a niche role in construction in Europe. For a long time, the production capacity limited its growth, but with recent investments, LVL is entering the mainstream in the thinking of architects and engineers also across Europe.”
The company has already annoucened availability of LVL also in other markets in Scandinavia and Central Europe, for example, in Sweden and Germany, where Stora Enso’s innovative building systems for massive wood have recently been launched to architects, developers, contractors and other wood construction professionals.
Earlier Stora Enso announced plans to permantly close SC uncoated magazine paper machine in Sweden.
About Stora Enso:
The company is the global company operating in segments of the paper, biomaterials, wood products and packaging industry. The company has annual production capacity of 5.4 million tonnes of chemical pulp, 11.7 million tonnes of paper and board, 1.3 billion square metres of corrugated packaging and 5.6 million cubic metres of sawn wood products, including 2.9 million cubic metres of value-added products. Its sales in 2015 totaled EUR 10 billion.The Group has some 26 000 employees in more than 35 countries worldwide. It is a publicly traded company listed in Helsinki and Stockholm.