UPM to shut down PM 10 at its Plattling mill by mid-July

Photo courtesy of UPM, Matti Immonen
24 Jun 2019 − 

The closure will remove 155.000 tpy of LWC output capacity from the market.

UPM announced that the employee consultation processes for the planned closure of PM 10 at its Plattling mill in Germany were conducted in line with the local legislations and were finalised. The number of persons affected is 155 and PM 10 in Plattling will be permanently closed by mid July 2019, the company said. Paper production on the remaining machines will be continued at the Plattling site.

Ruud van den Berg, Senior Vice President, Magazines, Merchants and Office Business, UPM Communication Papers said that UPM regretted that it had to shut down the machine but remained convinced that it would support the competitiveness of both UPM Communication Papers as well as the remaining assets at the Plattling site in the long run. At its Plattling mill, UPM also operates PM 1 for SC paper (400,000 tpy) and PM 11 for LWC (225,000 tpy).

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