UPM to continue newsprint production at Steyrermühl paper mill until the end of 2023. Heinzel will take over the Steyrermühl site from UPM on 1 January 2024 and enter the market "with a new range of unbleached and bleached kraft papers shortly thereafter," Heinzel announced.
Austria's Heinzel Group has revealed its plans for the Steyrermühl paper mill. Heinzel plans to convert an idled paper machine at the Styrermühl mill to kraft paper production.The converted paper machine will be commissioned in early 2024 and will produce up to 150,000 tpy of lightweight brown and white kraft papers. According to Heinzel, the group has tapped Austria's technology company Andritz to rebuild the machine fom publication to kraft paper production.
"All relevant competition authorities have now approved the sale of the Steyrermühl mill from UPM to Heinzel. In accordance with the agreement, the ownership of the idled paper machine in Steyrermühl has been transferred to Heinzel Group and the conversion project has begun," the company explained.
The Styrermühl still belongs to UPM and will become part of the Heinzel group on 1 January 2024. According to Heinzel, UPM plans to continue newsprint paper operations until the end of 2023 when the production of publication papers in Steyrermühl will be ceased.