Recovered paper on fire at VPK Oudegem

30 Apr 2020 − 

Several fire brigades in action at VPK's recycled containerboard mill.

A fire broke out in the recovered paper yard of VPK's Belgian plant in Oudegem. As confirmed by the Dendermonde city administration and reported in the regional press, on Monday of this week a large fire broke out for reasons as yet unknown in the mill's waste paper warehouse, which required the intervention of several surrounding fire brigades for several days. The fire was under control, the fire department reported the next day, and fire-fighting operations were ended on Wednesday afternoon.

At the Oudegem plant, this was the third fire in just one year, according to reports on site. No details are so far available on the extend of the damage.

The mill produces recovered paper-based corrugated case material on three machines and has a production capacity of approximately 550,000 tonnes per year.

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