BillerudKorsnäs, a leading manufacturers of packaging paper, informed about a major breakdown in the digester in the semi-chemical pulp production line in Gruvön. The pulp line supplies the fluting machine PM6 with pulp and consequently no fluting from PM6 can currently be produced.
According to the announcement, the breakdown of the pulp line does not have an impact on the integrated chemical pulp mill, neither does it impact the production of kraft paper, liner or liquid packaging board at the mill.
Per Lindberg, CEO of BillerudKorsnäs, commented:
“At this point in time it is not possible to estimate the financial damage and consequences on customer deliveries, but it will have a significant impact on the current quarter financials. We will return with additional information when we know what the impact will be.”
Earlier BillerudKorsnäs announced an upgrade of the evaporation plant at its Gruvön pulp and paper mill in Sweden.
The company is one of the leading manufacturers of packaging paper made from virgin fibers. It is headquartered in Solna, Sweden and emerged in 2012 from the merger of Billerud and Korsnäs and Voith Paper is a division of the Voith Group.