Hamburger Containerboard to discontinue board production at Trostberg mill

Declining orders and high maintenance and operating costs are the reasons behind the closure of BM 1 at Hamburger Rieger Trostberg.

Hamburger Containerboard, a member of the Prinzhorn Group, is negotiating the closure of the board machine BM 1 at the Trostberg mill in Germany. The company plans to shut down the machine by the end of the year.

“The continuing decline in orders in recent years in addition to enormous maintenance and operating costs of a machine that is almost 100 years old made it impossible to maintain production economically,” the company explained.

According to Hamburger Containerboard, about 40 workers might be affected by machine closure. Negotiations with employee representatives are ongoing.

BM 1 at Hamburger Rieger Trostberg has an installed capacity of up to 30,000 tpy of the recycled board in basis weights of 350-900 g/m², including white-lined chipboard.

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