PERLEN, Switzerland, Aug. 26, 2021 (Press Release) -Schilliger Holz AG plans to build a new facility for manufacturing wood-fibre insulation board out of Swiss wood at its existing Perlen site. The CPH Group is leasing the company a 20,000-square-metre land plot for the plant’s construction, and will also supply power and water for the new operation.
Schilliger Holz AG is one of the main suppliers of wood chips to Perlen Papier AG. One of the company’s sawmills is directly beside the Perlen paper factory. Schilliger Holz AG now plans to add a new plant for producing wood-fibre insulation board to its Perlen operation, to be built on Perlen Papier land that is currently used for wood storage and other purposes. To this end, the CPH Group is making a 20,000-square-metre land plot available to Schilliger Holz AG on a lease. Perlen Papier will also provide the new Schilliger Holz plant with electricity, process steam, fresh water and demineralized water, and will further process the resulting waste water in its own treatment facility.
The new plant, which is scheduled to commence operations in 2023, will close a current gap in the processing of Swiss wood that arose following the cessation of insulation board production in Switzerland some years ago. “We are very pleased to be teaming up with Schilliger Holz AG to further tap the synergies in industrial wood processing that are offered at our Perlen site,” says CPH Group CEO Peter Schildknecht. “These new developments will make Perlen a genuine centre within Switzerland for the sustainable recycling of this vital natural resource.”
CPH is an internationally active and diversified industrial group which is headquartered in Switzerland. The CPH Group develops, manufactures and distributes chemical products, woodbased paper and pharmaceutical packaging films. The Group and its subsidiaries maintain production facilities in Switzerland, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the USA, Brazil and China. The shares of its holding company CPH Chemie + Papier Holding AG are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.