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Holmen restarts PM 11 following fire at Hallsta paper mill in Sweden

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Holmen restarts PM 11 following fire at Hallsta paper mill in Sweden

March 01, 2016 - 03:38

STOCKHOLM, March 1, 2016 (Press Release) -PM 11 at the Hallsta Paper Mill is producing paper again, ninety-nine days after the fire hit the pulp production in November. The pulp production is running since Friday evening and the paper machine started producing paper on Sunday night.

Because of this, Holmen Paper can now start scheduling customer production for Holmen XLNT Elite and XLNT Classic as well as Holmen VIEW on PM 11. Our Customer Care departments will contact affected customers soon, if they have not done so already, in order to schedule the supply. You may of course also contact them to ask for additional information. Deliveries to customers will start again in April, after final paper qualifications and test prints.

“The clean-up and repair has been going well – we are producing paper again, and earlier than expected! Thanks to our dedicated team that have been working 24/7 ever since the fire started”, says Daniel Peltonen, mill manager at Hallsta.

In the current situation, the pulp production is running at approximately 75 percent. To be back at full production capacity remains the restart of the fourth and final refiner line scheduled for the end of March.

Daniel Peltonen has a positive take on the future:

“The rebuild of our TMP plant has not been an easy task. But following hard work, Hallsta is now an even better paper mill. Moreover is our product Holmen VIEW, with its new surfaces and basis weights, an even better product than before”.