The recycled corrugated case material mill Cartiere Villa Lagarina in Mantua, subsidiary of Italy's paper and packaging paper manufacturer Pro-Gest, was hit by a fire last week. According to the company, the fire broke out in one of the paper mill's external recovered paper stockyards. No injuries and no damage to paper machinery were reported.
Italy's paper and packaging group Pro-Gest reported a fire at the company's subsidiary Cartiere Villa Lagarina in Mantua. According to the company, the fire broke out in the early hours of 19 May inone of the paper mill's external recovered paper stockyards. The blaze was brought under control within hours but it took one to two more days to extinguish the fire, local media reports say.
The fire only affected bales of waste paper stored in this part of the stockyard and no other areas of the plant were involved, the company said without providing more details on the dimension of the fire and the extent of damage. No injuries were reported.
The Mantua mill runs one paper machine with an approved capacity of just over 400,000 tpy of recycled corrugated case material. The fire did not cause any damage to the machinery and production at the Mantua mill continues as scheduled, Pro-Gest emphasised.