Buchmann to shut down BM 2 and exit virgin fibre board market

Buchmann Karton will focus its production on recycled fibre board and
plans future investments to secure competitiveness of the Annweiler mill.
13 Nov 2020 − 

Board machine BM 2 was erected in 1929, and is no longer competitive due to its working width of 2.5 m and limited construction speed, according to the company.

German cartonboard manufacturer Kartonfabrik Buchmann has announced plans to shut down its board machine BM 2 and cease production of virgin fibre board as of 31 March 2021.The closure will affect roughly 30 of the 350 employees.

Around 30,000 tpy of cartonboard were being produced in recent years on BM 2. Buchmann Karton confirmed to EUWID that once production ceases on this machine, the company will also stop offering board made with grass fibre content.

Buchmann Karton will thus focus on the production of recycled fibre board in the future.

This article is part of our coverage on Buchmann Karton and the cartonboard markets in Europe.

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