SCA starts capacity closures at its Ortviken mill

Another two paper machines are to be shut down in the next two months.

As announced in August last year, SCA has started to close down output capacity for publication paper at its Ortviken mill in Sundsvall, Sweden. The company said PM 5 at the mill was stopped on 20 January, producing its last roll of paper. The machine produced uncoated publication paper for newspapers, magazines, and commercial print and had an annual output capacity of 255,000 tpy.

SCA said that the two remaining paper machines at the Ortviken mill would be stopped during the first quarter of 2021. SCA will cease to produce publication paper.

PM 5 started producing in 1985 and would be dismantled in order to make room for Renewcell, which is to install a textile fibre recycling line which is expected to start operating at the Ortviken site in 2022, the company says.

SCA’s Ortviken mill runs three paper machines with a total capacity of 775,000 tpy of publication paper. The two remaining PMs at the site are producing coated magazine grades such as LWC and MWC and have a total output capacity of roughly 500,000 tpy. Recently SCA said that the three machines at the mill would be closed one after another and not all at once.

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