BACKHAMMAR, Sweden, Oct. 5, 2018 (Press Release) -Nordic Paper Bäckhammar mill is ready for start-up. The prognosis and working hypothesis are that the pulp production will start in the beginning of next week. As always, there will be a ramp up phase of the pulp production.
The paper production will follow the pulp production. Because of the difficult situation it will take time before the production is running with full capacity and it may take time before we are in phase with our planned deliveries.
The Bäckhammar mill has been standing still due to a damaged floor drain that caused big problems. A mixture of water and soap leaked out to the recipient Visman creek during the start-up phase after the mill´s annual maintenance stop. Since the accident, the focus has been on restoring the water treatment in order to get the biodegrading of substances to work normally.
- Last week’s efforts have shown good results. The water in the Visman creek is now showing normal levels of oxygen and the mill is ready for start-up, says Marie Stenquist, director of Corporate Communications.
We are having a continuous dialogue with the local supervisory authority in this situation.
Nordic Paper has come to the conclusion that we are prepared for a safe start-up.
Nordic Paper is a leading producer of Greaseproof paper and Kraft Paper.We are located in Scandinavia and operates in Sweden and Norway. Our four paper mills and two pulp mills are all within 250 kilometers of one another.We have been manufacturing special paper for a range of applications since the late 19th century. Our expert knowledge of paper manufacturing has been passed down through generations.We use only renewable forestry resources in our manufacturing processes. Everything we do, we do with the greatest possible consideration for the environment, which is witnessed by the many certification processes we have satisfied.Our motto is that we always are near, natural and premium!