Burgo’s containerboard mill in Avezzano still down after fire

Burgo's Avezzano mill might remain idle for several more days
08 Mar 2021 − 

The fire that broke out at Burgo's 200,000 tpy recycled containerboard mill in Avezzano was quite extensive. Production has been down for ten days now.

Burgo's recycled containerboard mill in Avezzano in central Italy has still not resumed operations after a fire that hit the site on 26 February. The company told EUWID today that the damage was still being assessed. It is not yet clear when production can restart.

The fire broke out in the dryer section of the mill's paper machine. In an interview with the local newspaper Terre Marsicane, a spokesman of Italian Slc Cgil trade union described the damage as quite extensive. Not only the paper machine but also the hall's roof is said to have been damaged.

He was nevertheless confident that production could be resumed in two weeks or three weeks at the latest, the spokesman said in the interview held on 3 March. In the meantime, a part of the employees will work at Burgo's Sora mill which is located close to Avezzano.

The Avezzano paper mill produces recycled corrugated case material on one machine, which has a capacity of 200,000 tpy.

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