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  • 09 Feb 2022

State secretary Schrödter visits Mitsubishi HiTec Paper

(L-R) Dr Martin Schreer (MD, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper), Karsten Böde (director HR, CSR and Compliance, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper), Dirk Schrödter (head of the Schleswig-Holstein State Chancellery), Joachim Küster (head of Production Flensburg Mill, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper), Nic Holmer (director Sales and Marketing, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper)

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper has won the Schleswig-Holstein Economy 2021 Environmental Award and its Flensburg plant was visited by the head of the Schleswig-Holstein State Chancellery, state secretary Dirk Schrödter on February 2, 2022. The company received the award for its sustainable barricote barrier papers at the end of last year.

Impressed by the innovative strength of the company and by the recyclable barrier papers for flexible packaging, state secretary Schrödter and Kai-Michael Kugler (Office of the State Chancellery) witnessed the production of the coated special papers at the traditional Flensburg location during a factory tour. 
 
Subsequently, pressing economic policy issues were discussed with the management including energy policy with the special challenges for the energy-intensive paper industry in Germany as well as the lack of skilled workers and trainees and the resulting effects for a highly specialized production and training company like Mitsubishi HiTec Paper. How politics can promote and support the necessary innovation and transformation process of the paper industry more intensively - against the background of the desired climate neutrality – was finally discussed. 

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