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Stora Enso Veitsiluoto mill’s PM 2 running normally again

Stora Enso's Bergawrite product range of printing and writing papers is produced at the Veitsiluoto mill in Finnland.
Photo courtesy of Stora Enso
19 Jan 2018 − 

Repair work on PM 2 was completed on schedule at the end of December, according to Stora Enso.

Following the completion of repair and replacement work, PM 2 at Stora Enso’s Veitsiluoto mill in Finland is operating normally again. A company spokeswoman said the work required after the damage that had occurred last August was finished on schedule at the end of December. The PM resumed regular operation thereafter.

The PM 2 in Veitsiluoto has an annual capacity of around 260,000 t of woodfree uncoated paper and mainly produces copy paper. Owing to a fault in the drying section in August last year, the machine was initially shut down completely before partial operation was resumed in October. The PM then stood still again temporarily in December for the repair and replacement measures.

WFU paper supply to improve with PM 2 up and running again

According to EUWID market research, the limited output at Stora Enso's Veitsiluoto mill had reduced woodfree uncoated (WFU) paper supply on the key European paper markets and helped suppliers to implement a price hike for deliveries as of September or October last year.

Now with the PM 2 up and running again at full capacity, WFU paper supply is expected to improve again.

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