The Rosenthal mill is located in the town of Rosenthal am Rennsteig, Germany, approximately 300 km south of Berlin. The mill has an annual NBSK pulp capacity of 360,000 ADMTs and electricity generation capacity of 57 MW. In addition, Rosenthal has the capacity to produce 6,000 tonnes of crude tall oil per year.

Rosenthal's performance over the years has been very stable and improving.

The Rosenthal mill has a long history, commencing production in 1883. Mercer first acquired the mill in 1994 when it was a sulphite operation with a capacity of 160,000 ADMTs per year. Five years later in late 1999, Mercer converted the Rosenthal mill to a kraft pulp mill and completed significant upgrades in the process. The $385.7 million project, of which $100.8 million was financed through government grants, resulted in increased pulp capacity (to 280,000 ADMTs per year), reduced operating costs and improved operational efficiencies.

Additional capital investments and efficiency improvements over the years that followed have increased the Rosenthal mill's annual production capacity by another 80,000 ADMTs per year, and further reduced emissions and energy costs. Today, the mill is able to meet its energy needs through the internal generation of green electricity, and also sells the excess electricity it generates. Since 1998, the mill has received government support in the form of approximately $117 million in grants up to year end 2015. The majority of these grants were related to the 1998 conversion project.

Rosenthal is strategically located and is therefore able to benefit from low freight costs. The large presence of paper and tissue mills in Germany allows the mill to sell most of its pulp production domestically. The majority of remaining volumes are shipped within the European Union, primarily to Italy.

Rosenthal's efficiency and operational excellence are recognized through its ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 certifications. The mill is also recognized for using sustainably harvested wood through its Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody certifications. For more information, please see our Certifications page.

For more information on the Rosenthal mill, please visit

Zellstoff- und Papierfabrik Rosenthal GmbH
Hauptstra├če 16
07366 Rosenthal am Rennsteig

T: +49 (0)36642 82166
F: +49 (0)36642 82000

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