Coated woodfree paper production on PM 7 at Sappi Nijmegen paper mill has been idle since 4 July. The fire has damaged some electrical infrustructure but no injuries were reported.
Sappi Fine Paper Europe has temporarily halted coated woodfree paper production at the Nijmegen paper mill in the Netherlands after a fire last week. According to Sappi, the fire broke out in the cabling on the outside of the factory building on the evening of 4 July, but was contained and extinguished within two hours time. No injuries were reported.
It is still unclear when the 240,000 tpy PM 7 will come back online. Sappi said the fire had caused "quite a bit of damage to the electrical supply infrastructure" but did not expect the outage to take more than two to three weeks.
Sappi Nijmegen operates one single paper machine and is said to be one of Europe’s largest suppliers of coated fine paper in reels for heatset web offset printing, as well as special coated fine paper for use in digital printing. The mill produces Royal Roto brand paper used for printing fashion magazines, company brochures, product publications or high quality direct-mail catalogues.
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