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Rottneros' Vallvik Mill Temporarily Shut-down for Repairs

Rottneros Vallvik pulp mill

May 7, 2018 - Rottneros said that production at its Vallvik pulp mill in Sweden has been affected by an unplanned shutdown due to disturbances in the bleaching plant and the recovery boiler.

The shutdown represents an estimated production loss of about 6,000 tonnes or about 6 percent of the Group's total planned production for the second quarter of 2018.

Rottneros said repair work is underway and normal production is scheduled to resume on Wednesday, May 9.

Vallvik Mill produces longfibre sulphate pulp: fully bleached sulphate pulp ECF (Elemental Chlorine Free) and unbleached sulphate pulp UKP (Unbleached Kraft Pulp). Both are manufactured on the same production line.

Rottneros is an independent producer of market pulp. The Group comprises the parent company Rottneros AB and its subsidiaries Rottneros Bruk AB and Vallviks Bruk AB with operations involving the production and sale of market pulp. The Group also includes Rottneros Packaging AB, which manufactures fibre trays, and the wood procurement company SIA Rottneros Baltic in Latvia. To learn more, please visit: www.rottneros.com

SOURCE: Rottneros AB