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Mitsubishi HiTec Paper has said it is to cut 121 positions at its Bielefeld site in Germany and invest €1.6million ($2.1m) in energy-saving measures to boost production efficiency.

The specialist paper manufacturer said it was on schedule with a cost reduction and restructuring programme at its Bielefeld site, which it said would affect 121 jobs.

The company has simultaneously announced a broad range of investments to optimise energy consumption for cold generation at
the site. The investment will result in a further reduction in water consumption and fibre loss, while the company will also improve production efficiency levels by converting its paper machines to further reduce paper waste.

Measures to optimise pulp-refining systems to reduce electrical energy will also be carried out and Mitsubishi has plans to use motion sensors for lights.

Air pressure nets will also be optimised by implementing an overall control system and reduction of air leaks.

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper produces a range of thermal, inkjet and carbonless papers.