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Heinzel Group to invest Euro 42 million to expand pulp production at Pöls mill in Austria

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Heinzel Group to invest Euro 42 million to expand pulp production at Pöls mill in Austria

January 22, 2020 - 04:02
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VIENNA, Austria, Jan. 22, 2020 (Press Release) -Heinzel Group will invest roughly 42 million euros in further expanding the pulp production at its Styrian location in Pöls (Austria). By the end of 2021, this investment will enable the production of up to 100,000 metric tons of brown (unbleached) pulp, which can be used as the basis for brown kraft paper, in addition to the production of white (NBSK) pulp in the future.

The packaging paper market continues to record strong growth. With its diversified product range, Zellstoff Pöls underlines the great importance of sustainable packaging made of paper, sending a clear signal as a responsible and eco-friendly industrial company.

“In the future we will be able to produce more than 500,000 metric tons of white and brown pulp in Pöls. We thus continue to pursue our ambitious growth course in the area of sustainable packaging paper and create the basis for the construction of another paper machine,” explains Kurt Maier, CEO of Heinzel Group.

THE HEINZEL GROUP

With its industrial companies Zellstoff Pöls, Laakirchen Papier (both Austria), Raubling Papier (Germany) and Estonian Cell (Estonia), the Heinzel Group, which is united under the Heinzel Holding umbrella, ranks among the largest producers of market pulp, magazine paper and containerboard in Central and Eastern Europe. The group’s Trading Business includes heinzelsales, a globally active pulp, paper and board trading company, and Europapier International, the top paper merchant in Central and Eastern Europe. In addition, Bunzl & Biach is the largest and most important recycled paper trading company in Austria and a leading wholesaler in Central and Eastern Europe. The Heinzel Group’s successful growth is based on an entrepreneurial spirit, a commitment to sustainability and a focus on long-term partnerships.