New owner restarts tissue production at Spain’s former Celulosas de Hernani

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New owner restarts tissue production at Spain’s former Celulosas de Hernani

March 18, 2015 - 19:20
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BRUSSELS, 26 February 2015 (PPI Europe) - Tissue production is up and running again at the former Celulosas de Hernani in northern Spain.

The new owner of the company, Cominter, confirmed reports according to which one of the two tissue machines at the site, now called Cominter Tisú, resumed production in late January. The restart of the second tissue line is scheduled for the end of the year.

The two machines at Cominter Tisú have a combined capacity of around 45,000 tonnes/yr, according to Cominter, and had been idle for more than two years after the former Celulosas de Hernani fell victim to the economic crisis in Spain. Cominter acquired the company in July last year for an undisclosed sum.

According to Cominter, the startup of the first tissue line created 28 jobs. Once the second machine is running, Cominter Tisú will have a headcount of 43.

Cominter Tisú is Cominter's second tissue mill. The first one in Burriana, eastern Spain, used to be part of Italy's Kartogroup and was fully taken over by Cominter in 2009. The two mills have a combined capacity of some 90,000 tonnes/yr.

Elsewhere, Cominter revealed that it plans to raise its tissue converting capacity, too. The group intends to start up a new line for the production of away from home rolls at its converting site in Burriana in June. This will raise Cominter's converting capacity to 90,000 tonnes/yr.