High Performance.

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper in Germany is part of the global success story that is the Mitsubishi Paper Group. Our two locations, Bielefeld in Westphalia and Flensburg in Schleswig Holstein, both enjoy a long papermaking tradition: in Bielefeld paper has been manufactured for more than two hundred years and in Flensburg the roots of our mill can be traced back over three centuries. We still produce our own base paper at both mills, and we use 6 different coating technologies for single, double-sided and multiple coating.

Paper has been manufactured at our Bielefeld mill close to the Teutoburg Forest in East Westphalia since 1799. At the end of the 1940’s the future potential of coating technology was recognised and this led to investments in large and above all high-performance systems. This was then followed by the construction of a multi-stage, mechanical-chemical-biological wastewater treatment plant and the on-site construction of an energy-efficient gas and turbine power plant (joint contraction with Stadtwerke Bielefeld).  These decisions characterise the mill today. Responsibility and performance are our standard, now and in the future. 

Facts

Facts

Location: Bielefeld
Mill area: 418,000 m²
Capacity: 150,000 tonnes p.a.
Workforce: 479
Products: jetscript, thermoscript, giroform, supercote, barricote

Production

Production

  • Paper machine 1

    • Type: Fourdrinier paper machine
    • Working width: 2.90 m
    • On-line coater: film press
    • For trials

  • Paper machine 3

    • Type: twin-wire paper machine
    • Working width: 5.80 m
    • On-line coater: film press (for surface sizing and functional coating)
    • Production range: thermal base paper, inkjet paper, carbonless paper

  • Coating machine 1

    • Working width: 2.90 m
    • Coater for capsule coating

  • Coating machine 2

    • Working width: 2.90 m
    • Coater for capsule coating

  • Coating machine 21

    • Working width: 2.90 m
    • Coater for multiple coating and special products

  • Coating machine 3

    • Working width: 2.90 m
    • Curtain coating technology
    • Coater for multiple coating

  • Converting and packaging lines
  • Multistage mechanical, chemical and biological water purification
  • State-of-the-art gas and steam turbine power plant (combined heat and power generation)

Certifications and Memberships

Certifications and Memberships

  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 14001
  • ISO 50001
  • FSC® Chain-of-Custody
  • PEFC™ Chain-of-Custody
  • B.A.U.M.
  • ChePap Rhein-Ruhr
  • Ökoprofit Bielefeld
  • Two Sides
  • Wirtschaft pro Klima

History

History

1799 Paper mill founded
1919 Paper machine 1 (2.80 m) put into service
1920 Paper machine 2 (2.40 m) put into service
1930 Taken over by Feldmühle AG
1949 Four off-line coaters commissioned
1957 Four special coaters commissioned
High-gloss papers produced for first time
1961 Wastewater treatment plant commissioned
1968 New coating line with double-sided preliminary and finish coat
1979 Production of carbonless papers started
1987 Paper machine 3 with on-line coater for carbonless papers put into service (5.80 m)
1990 Taken over by Stora Group
1991 ISO 9001 certification first obtained
1993 Stora Carbonless Paper GmbH founded
1999 Taken over by Mitsubishi Paper Mills Ltd.
Company name changed to Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Bielefeld GmbH
2001 High-performance coater 3 put into service
Production of thermal and inkjet papers started
2005 Digital Imaging Application Centre Set up
New gas and steam turbine power plant
2006 Rebuild of coating machine 21 for production of inkjet and thermal papers
2007 Foundation of MPB Real Estate GmbH & Co. KG
2010 Merger with the Flensburg sister company
New company name: Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe GmbH

Papermaking has a long tradition in Flensburg and the roots of our mill can be traced back to the 17th century.  Industrialization came early here.  The first paper machine was built in 1848, and about 120 years later, the production of carbonless papers began in Flensburg.  The production of thermal papers followed at the end of the 1980s. Something which has been preserved to this day in Flensburg is our strength to meet special customer demands through flexibility and individuality.

Facts

Facts

Location: Flensburg
Mill area: 106,000m²
Capacity: 35,000 tonnes p.a.
Workforce: 231
Products: thermoscript, jetscript, barricote

Production

Production

  • Paper machine

    • Type: Fourdrinier paper machine
    • Working width: 2.30m
    • On-line coater
    • Production range: thermal base papers and digital imaging papers

  • Vari-step reel slitter

    • Working width: 2.30m

  • Coating machine 1
    • Working width: 2.30m 
    • Two alternative coating units
    • Off-line – a super-calender for special applications 
  • Coating machine 2
    • Working width: 2.30m
    • Two coating units
    • On-line calender

  • Converting lines 
  • Multistage mechanical, chemical and biological water purification
  • State-of-the-art gas and turbine power plant (combined heat and power generation)

Certifications and Memberships

Certifications and Memberships

  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 14001
  • ISO 50001
  • FSC® Chain-of-Custody
  • PEFC™ Chain-of-Custody
  • B.A.U.M.
  • Klimapakt Flensburg
  • Two Sides
  • Wirtschaft pro Klima

 

 

History

History

1696 Hinrich Gultzau builds the paper mill in Mühlenstromtal
1848 The first paper machine
1929 Taken over by Feldmühle AG
1954 New paper machine for sanitary paper
1970 Production of carbonless papers begins
1988 Licensed by Mitsubishi Paper Mills Ltd. to make thermal papers
1990 Business taken over by STORA Group
Thermal paper produced for first time
1992 STORA Feldmühle Spezialpapiere GmbH founded
1996 Mitsubishi Paper Mills Ltd. and Mitsubishi Corporation become shareholders
1998 Inkjet paper produced for first time
1999 Taken over by Mitsubishi Paper Mills Ltd.
Company name changed to Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Flensburg GmbH
2003 Coater 2 converted for production of multiple coats
2004 Biological wastewater purification put into operation
2007 Conversion of coater 1
2008 Commissioning of the new power plant
2010 Merger with the Bielefeld sister company
New company name: Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe GmbH