Burgo takes additional downtime at its Avezzano site. The company has temporarily stopped coated woodfree paper production on PM 1 due to weak market conditions.
Burgo has again suspended production on the PM 1 at its Avezzano coated woodfree paper mill. A spokesman for the Slc-Cgil trade union reported that the 120,000 tpy machine which had already been standing still from 14 May to 4 June was halted again on 11 June. Now, downtime is said to last two or even three weeks. Burgo did not wish to comment on the matter.
The union spokesman explained that market conditions were difficult due to poor demand and overcapacity and that order activity at Avezzano was still low. It is reportedly unclear what will be Burgo’s next steps at the mill.
Burgo produces coated woodfree paper on two machines at its Avezzano site. PM 2 has an installed capacity of 150,000 tpy and produces coated woodfree paper with higher grammages. PM 1 makes lighter-weight coated woodfree and one-side coated paper in grammages of up to 115g/m².
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