Rottneros Mill to Contunue Making Pulp, Producing New Grade

Rottneros pulp mill in Sweden is producing a new grade of groundwood pulp.

Jan. 7, 2013 - The Rottneros Group said that it has reconsidered a previous decision to halt groundwood pulp production at Rottneros Mill in Sweden and that the mill will now produce a new grade of pulp.

Rottneros said an initiative to improve the groundwood mill's process has resulted in the mill producing and marketing a new grade of pulp with properties that are "particularly attractive to board manufacturers."

There are plans to produce between 40,000 and 50,000 tonnes of groundwood pulp in 2013 and it will constitute the new board grade as well as current printing paper grades, Rottneros said.

The Board of Rottneros announced in May 2012 that it had entered into negotiations concerning the termination of continuous groundwood pulp production at Rottneros Mill. Negotiations, which were concluded mid-year, resulted in the organisation having to reduce its staff by around 50 posts.

Twenty or so employees are now being offered continued work, the company said.

SOURCE: Rottneros