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PM 3 at Norske Skog’s Bruck mill down again

28 May 2020 − 

Norske Skog is continuously implementing downtime measures at its publication paper machines amid the Covid-19 crisis. PM 3 at the Bruck mill has now been idled for the second time.

Norske Skog has again switched off the PM 3 at its Bruck mill in Austria. The machine makes newsprint with a capacity of around 130,000 tpy. It was halted on 20 May, the company told EUWID, adding that a date for a restart has not been settled.

Just one week before, on 14 May, Norske Skog had restarted all machines at the site after implementing downtime measures. PM 3 had been down from 5-11 May while PM 4, which can produce up to 275,000 tpy of LWC, had been halted from 1-14 May.

The company explained it was monitoring the Covid-19 situation closely and adjust production accordingly to the market situation. The restrictions and lockdown measures in Europe have led to a steep drop in demand for newsprint and magazine papers in recent weeks, which has intensified the structural decline in this segment.

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