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Horizon Pulp & Paper Re-starts Kehra Mill in Estonia

Feb. 11, 2009 - Horizon Pulp & Paper said that it has re-started its Kehra mill in Estonia (Baltic region) bringing some 400 employees back to work.

The mill, which produces kraft paper, shutdown in late-December due to lack of orders.

“Unexpected drop in global demand forced us to close temporarily the packaging paper production in late-December, but for Horizon we see some clear signs of recovery in the markets,” said Sunil Marwah, Horizon's CEO.

According to Marwah, despite the challenging market conditions, the company managed to generate new orders for the coming months and remains hopeful to continue production throughout the year.

The Kehra mill operates three paper machines and has the capacity to produce up to 64,000 tons of kraft paper, including semi and fully extensible sack kraft, wrapping kraft and some speciality grades. The company exports between 50-70 percent of its products to EU countries and the remainder to Africa, Middle East and Asia.

SOURCE: Horizon Pulp & Paper




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