Burgo Group to Cease Production of Coated Woodfree Paper at Avezzano Mill

Burgo Group's Avezzano mill in Italy will stop producing coated woodfree papers in January 2014.

Nov. 27, 2013 (Press Release) - Burgo said that it will permanently remove 180,000 tons per year coated woodfree (CWF) paper capacity produced at its Avezzano mill in Italy as of January, 2014.

The curtailment is the total capacity of the mill's operating paper machine.

In a statement, Burgo said, "This is the consequence of a continuous reduction in market demand of CWF and of the related excess capacity in the coated woodfree market. Burgo is in the process of reassessing all its production sites with the objective of optimizing its product and logistics costs.

"Further evaluation of alternative production options for Avezzano mill in the area of uncoated papers is under scrutiny," the company said.

The Avezzano mill houses two paper machines: PM1 and PM2. PM1 was indefinitively idled in 2012.

Burgo noted that its Ardennes, Sora, Sarego and Toscolano mills will meet the demand for CWF brands and the related service needs of customers of the Group.

Burgo Group is a complete system developed around the world of paper: production, distribution, paper recycling and processing of forestry products. To learn more visit: www.burgogroup.com

SOURCE: Burgo Group