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Heinzel Group to Expand Pulp Production Capacity at Zellstoff Pöls in Austria

Zellstoff Pöls Zellstoff Pöls produces ECF-bleached long-fibre sulphate pulp under the ORION brand, and high quality bleached kraft paper sold under the STARKRAFT brand.

Jan. 27, 2020 - Heinzel Group announced that it will invest about 42 million euros to further expand pulp production at its pulp and paper mill (Zellstoff Pöls) in Pöls, Austria.

According to Heinzel, the investment will enable the production of up to 100,000 metric tons of brown (unbleached) pulp, which can be used as the basis for brown kraft paper, in addition to the production of white (NBSK) pulp in the future.

In July of 2019, the Pöls mill started up a new paper machine, PM3, which has the capacity to produce 100,000 metric tons of kraft paper per year. The new machine increased the mill's total paper production capacity to 200,000 metric tons per year.

In regards to pulp, the pulp mill currently has the capacity to produce about 450,000 metric tons per year of ECF-bleached long-fibre sulphate pulp.

"In the future we will be able to produce more than 500,000 metric tons of white and brown pulp in Pöls," said Kurt Maier, CEO of Heinzel Group. "We thus continue to pursue our ambitious growth course in the area of sustainable packaging paper and create the basis for the construction of another paper machine."

Heinzel expects the additional pulp production will be available by the end of 2021.

Heinzel Group ranks among the largest producers of market pulp, magazine paper and containerboard in Central and Eastern Europe, operating Zellstoff Pöls and Laakirchen Papier (both in Austria), Raubling Papier (Germany) and Estonian Cell (Estonia). To learn more, visit:

SOURCE: Heinzel Group