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Burgo announces decision to convert Avezzano fine paper mill to recycled containerboard production

24 Jan 2017 − 

Burgo has signed agreement with local and regional authorities and the employee representatives regarding the planned restart of operations at the idled Avezzano paper mill in Italy's Abruzzo region.

Italy's graphic and specialty paper manufacturer Burgo group is set to enter the recycled containerboard market. Today, Burgo announced its plans to convert its fine paper mill in Avezzano to recycled corrugated case material production. The conversion project involves the idle 180,000 tpy PM 2, that used to produce coated and than uncoated woodfree paper in the past.

According to Burgo, the PM 2 is to produce testliner and corrugating medium after the rebuild. The company puts the production capacity at 200,000 tpy. Production start-up is scheduled for the end of this year.

The group has already signed an agreement with local and regional authorities and the employee representatives regarding the planned restart of operations at the idled Avezzano paper mill in Italy's Abruzzo region. Under the terms of the agreement, Burgo guarantees to invest more than €20m in the production site and keep the current level of employment at the site, reported Italy's news agency ANSA.

Find the entire article and any associated background information in EUWID Pulp and Paper no. 5/2017.

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