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Sodra Cell Resumes Pulp Production at Tofte Mill

June 9, 2009 - Sodra said that it resumed production at its Tofte mill on June 2 after a two-month shutdown due to weak market conditions.

The mill has an annual capacity to produce 400,000 tons of short and long fiber pulp.

Production at the mill is expected to be back up to full capacity shortly, Sodra said.

About 250 workers who were temporarily laid off when the mill was idled are back at work, Sodra added.

Ulf Edman, president of Sodra Cell International, noted that there have been considerable stoppages in worldwide pulp production in the second quarter this year and global pulp inventiories are now getting close to normal. He also said pulp demand on the Asian market continues to be good,.

Sodra's Folla mill, which began a period of market related downtime on May 30, will resume production again on July 28, the company said.

The Folla mill produces chemi-thermomechanical pulp and has an annual capcity of 100,000 tons.

Both mills are located in Norway.

Sodra Cell International is headquartered in Vaxjo, Sweden.

SOURCE: Sodra Cell International




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