Production at SKG Cellulose du Pin still down
Kraftliner production at Smurfit Kappa's Cellulose du Pin mill in France has not been resumed yet. The company expects to restart operations in the course of next week.
Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) has not yet restarted production at its French kraftliner mill Cellulose du Pin. The company communicated that the mill would be down for another five days and production was expected to be resumed in the course of next week. The volume of maintenance, and control operations required the move, Smurfit Kappa explained, adding that the restart was subject to local authorities approval. Owing to the maintenance work carried out during the shutdown, Smurfit Kappa will not have to stop production for maintenance from 9 to 21 September, as initially planned.
Smurfit Kappa's Cellulose du Pin mill has been out of production since 5 July when a tank containing some 3,500 m³ of black liquor burst releasing its contents onto the mill‘s site. Initially, the machines were scheduled to be brought back on line after four weeks.
The Cellulose du Pin mill, situated in Biganos in southwestern France, houses two machines. PM 5 has an annual capacity of 190,000 t of white-top kraftliner and white-top testliner while PM 6 can produce 330,000 t of brown kraftliner per year.
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