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PM 8 at Sappi Lanaken up and running after rebuild

11 Jun 2019 − 

The machine can now produce both LWC and woodfree coated grades.

At Sappi's Lanaken plant in Belgium PM 8 was commissioned after a two-month rebuild. A company spokesman confirmed that the machine started up again today and can now also produce woodfree coated paper in addition to LWC. Initially, the plant will produce approximately half LWC and woodfree coated papers, after which Sappi will decide this depending on the market situation.

The conversion has reduced the supply of LWC by around 50,000 tonnes during the past two months. The PM 8 has an annual capacity of 300,000 t. Together with the second machine, the Lanaken mill has a total capacity of 530,000 tpa.

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