An incident at the drying section of PM 12 caused a temporary production stoppage at Holmen's Hallsta mill. After a fire in November, production at the mill's PM 11 is also still down.
PM 12 in Holmen's Hallsta mill in Sweden was idled for a few hours on Sunday 7 February. Smoke was seen coming from the drying section and production was subsequently halted around midday but was resumed towards 6 pm, the Hallsta mill manager told EUWID.
PM 12 produces book paper with a capacity of 230,000 tpy and is currently the mill's only operational machine. Hallsta's PM 11, which can produce up to 220,000 t of uncoated magazine paper, has been standing still since 20 November following a fire in the mill's pulp plant, and is scheduled to resume operation in mid-March.