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Stora Enso takes downtime at Oulu and Veitsiluoto mills


Covid-19 pandemic is affecting demand for printing
and writing paper across Europe. Photo: Stora Enso
28 Apr 2020 − 

Stora Enso will curb fine paper output at the Finnish Oulu and Veitsiluoto mills due to weak market demand.

In early April, Stora Enso had already informed that it was preparing to take temporary downtime at different sites in Finland if demand was going to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the company is taking action.

At the Oulu woodfree coated paper mill 300 employees are temporarily laid off as both paper machines and sheeting activities are halted for one week at the end of April and start of May.

At the Veitsiluoto fine and magazine paper mill, production is to be halted on the woodfree uncoated paper machine PM 2 for a total of six weeks in May and June. Some 100 employees will be temporarily laid off.

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