Sappi Europe Alfeld Mill PM3 Back to Full Operation
On May 12, a fire occured in the area of paper machine 3 (PM3) at the Alfeld Mill in Germany, which produces one-side coated specialty papers. Sappi said no injuries were reported and all other paper machines at the mill remained in operation.
July 21, 2020 - Sappi Europe is very happy to report that paper machine 3 (PM3) at the Alfeld Mill in Germany is operational again as of the 20th of July — significantly ahead of the planned restart date. As previously reported, the largest area of reconstruction focused on the machine hall with limited damage to the machine itself.
On May 12, a fire occured in the area of PM3 at the Alfeld Mill, which produces one-side coated specialty papers. No injuries were reported.
In a written statement, Sappi said, "The repair work was carried out by an excellent team of internal and external workers and our thanks go out to them for their efficiency and most importantly for their safe and pragmatic approach. Our teams at our Carmignano mill are also to be thanked for offering a back up solution which was quickly put in place while our repairs were conducted.
"The procedures to start up PM 3 have gone to plan and all our new production runs have been carefully evaluated to ensure that we maintain our quality levels and that they remain fully in line with our existing specifications.
"Our customers have shown great loyalty and understanding during an already difficult period and we are glad to say that all grades from PM 3 are now available again."
Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, Sappi Europe SA is a leading European producer of coated fine paper used in premium magazines, catalogues, books and high-end print advertising. To learn more, visit: www.sappi.com.
SOURCE: Sappi Europe