Tug of war over Pro-Gest Mantua recycled containerboard mill continues, start-up delayed until next year

28 Jun 2017 − 

The tug of war over the integrated environmental permit (IEP) issued by the provincial government to Pro-Gest's new packaging paper mill in Mantua continues. This will not only have impact on the start-up date for the new 500,000 tpy recycled corrugated case material machine. It is also having consequences for the mill's production output.

On 21 June, the Pro-Gest Mantua case was back on the agenda of the regional administrative court in Brescia (TAR Brescia). The court decided to delay its ruling, postponing it until February of next year.

It is not yet clear when production at the former Burgo paper mill in Mantua will actually start. Despite the difficulties in the permitting process, the company long insisted that production would begin before the end of this summer. However, a few weeks ago it said the start-up was postponed until the end of 2017 or beginning of 2018.

According to the newspaper Gazzetta di Mantova, the start-up is likely to be delayed for a few months longer than that. In an article published on 22 June, the newspaper cited a document submitted to TAR Brescia by the company, which reportedly said that the mill would not begin operating before mid-2018.

Find the entire article and any associated background information in EUWID Pulp and Paper no. 26.

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