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Mirka building €25m circular grain manufacturing plant in Finland

Mirka has received funding to help build a circular grain manufacturing plant in Jeppo, Finland, which is expected to begin production at the end of 2025.

Business Finland has granted Mirka just under €5.9 million to build the 7,000 square metre plant, which forms part of an overall investment of around €25 million.

The plant will utilise waste streams from the industry as well as abrasive waste from both production and end users to process and produce new circular ceramic and abrasive grains. Mirka says it will reduce its CO2 footprint by approximately 5,000 tons.

The first circular abrasive products to be produced there will be launched during 2026. More than 50 new jobs are also expected to be created at the plant.

“Mirka is taking an industry-shaping leap by introducing the first truly circular concept in the global abrasives industry,” said Mirka chief executive Stefan Sjöberg.

“This is a very ambitious initiative, so the Business Finland support is crucial, and we are very grateful for the funding.

“The whole investment is estimated to be around €25m and the plant will be the first of its kind in the world.”