Fire hits SCA Oakenholt tissue mill in Wales, production briefly suspended

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Fire hits SCA Oakenholt tissue mill in Wales, production briefly suspended

March 04, 2015 - 12:55
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BRUSSELS, 4 March 2015 (RISI) - A fire broke out on the morning of February 27 at SCA Hygiene Products' Oakenholt tissue mill in north Wales. The mill and surrounding area were temporarily evacuated and production was suspended for six hours.

According to the firm, the blaze started near a wall next to the PM 2 rewinder, before being quickly extinguished. "There was no structural damage caused to the machinery, roof space or any other parts of the building," said mill manager George Placogiannakis.

The Oakenholt facility houses two paper machines and has an annual capacity of 68,000 tonnes/yr of tissue.