Botnia will take market related downtime at its mills in Finland and Uruguay

Due to weakening market conditions and growing pulp inventories Botnia will
curtail production at its mills. The curtailments at Botnia's Finnish mills
will cut the production with approximately 50,000 tons during the last quarter
of 2008. In Uruguay, Botnia's Fray Bentos mill will take 14 days downtime in
order to cut the production with approximately 40,000 tons. 

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Metsä Metsä Fibre is a leading producer of bioproducts and bioenergy. The company’s pulp brand is Botnia and the sawn timber brand is Metsä Nordic Timber. The company’s bleached softwood and birch pulp grades have been developed for the production of high-quality board, tissue and printing paper and speciality products. The main applications for spruce and pine sawn timber are products for construction and interior decoration as well as window and door joinery and raw material for packaging industry. Currently employing approximately 1 200 people, the company’s sales totalled EUR 1.9 billion in 2017. Metsä Fibre is part of Metsä Group.