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Kraftliner production at IP's Prattville mill still reduced


IP is producing less kraftliner at the moment
09 Dec 2021 − 

A failure of a stock tank prompted the shutdown of IP's kraftliner mill in early November. One PM is meanwhile back in full operation, while the second machine will not be become fully operational before next year.

Production at International Paper's (IP) US kraftliner mill in Prattville is still partially down. The site has been partially standing still for more than four weeks now. During a maintenance shutdown on 6 November, a problem occurred with one of the mill's stock tanks, the company announced. This resulted in the shutdown of the site's paper machines, which can produce a total of more than 1.1 million t of unbleached kraftliner. There were no injuries and no negative effects on the environment, the company informs on request.

According to IP, the measures for restarting operations have already been taken. PM 2 is said to be back in full operation. PM 1, on the other hand, will not be fully operational again until the beginning of next year, says the company.

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