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Zellstoff Pöls Successfully Starts Up Its Second Paper Machine in Austria

Zellstoff Pöls Zellstoff Pöls new paper machine, PM3, has the capacity to produce 100,000 metric tons of kraft paper per year and increases the mill's total paper production capacity to 200,000 metric tons per year.

June 13, 2019 - Heinzel Group announced that its subsidiary Zellstoff Pöls has successfully started up a second paper machine at its pulp and paper mill in Pöls (in the state of Styria), Austria.

The new machine, PM3, was constructed over a period of 17 months at an investment of about 130 million euros.

PM3 has the capacity to produce 100,000 metric tons of kraft paper per year. The new machine increases the total paper production capacity of the mill to 200,000 metric tons per year, making Zellstoff Pöls one of the leading manufacturers of white kraft paper in the world.

“The new PM3 is an important part of our strategic growth plan and was designed with a clear focus on low grammage specifically for packaging paper in the food industry and in the hygiene segment because the market for this type of paper is growing rapidly,” said Kurt Maier, CEO of Heinzel Group. “But we also focus on expansion on a different front in Pöls — we are currently working on diversifying towards unbleached pulp, creating the basis for brown kraft paper and the construction of another paper machine.”

The Heinzel Group noted that the mill's market pulp capacity of roughly 400,000 metric tons per year will not be affected by the increased paper production since the production of pulp will also be expanded further in Pöls.

About the Heinzel Group

With its industrial companies Zellstoff Pöls, Laakirchen Papier (both Austria), Raubling Papier (Germany) and Estonian Cell (Estonia), the Heinzel Group, which is united under the Heinzel Holding umbrella, ranks among the largest producers of market pulp, magazine paper and containerboard in Central and Eastern Europe. To learn more, please visit:

SOURCE: Heinzel Group