SCA intends to close down a newsprint machine at Ortviken paper mill in Sundsvall, Sweden, reducing capacity of the mill by 135,000 tpy.
SCA intends to close down a newsprint machine at Ortviken paper mill in Sundsvall, Sweden. The paper machine that is planned for closure at the end of 2015 has a capacity of 135,000 tons and is the smallest and oldest of the four paper machines at Ortviken paper mill.
"The global demand for publication paper has declined in recent years, particularly for newsprint, and we have weak profitability at Ortviken paper mill. By closing down our smallest and oldest paper machine, we will be able to focus on profitable orders for the more efficient paper machines. Ortviken remains one of the world's largest publication paper mills and we have the prerequisites to become one of the most competitive. We have developed several new publication paper products, which in a short time have captured considerable market shares in a declining market. We are now focusing on producing and developing profitable publication paper products", says Ulf Larsson, President, SCA Forest Products.
In conjunction with the closure of the paper machine, SCA intends to reduce staffing in production, transport and sales by approximately 95 positions.