AssiDomän Frövi to invest in a new digester plant

AssiDomän Frövi to invest in a new digester plant The Board of AssiDomän AB has decided to invest MSEK 180 (MEUR 20) in a new batch digester plant at AssiDomän Frövi. The batch digesters will supply the bleaching unit with pulp. The plant is expected to go into operation in summer 2002. This investment will guarantee production levels by a wide margin for future capacity increases while the quality of the bleached pulp can be further improved. The investment will also lead to cost reductions in the form of lower energy requirements, less use of chemicals and a higher pulp yield. Furthermore, the investment supports AssiDomän Frövi's new product strategy which involves the introduction of a two-sided bleached packaging board, resulting in increased consumption of bleached pulp. The new product strategy will open a market for more exclusive packaging in segments with higher profitability. AssiDomän AB Corporate Communications 27 April 2001 For further information, please contact: Lars-Ola Almberg, Business Unit Manager, AssiDomän Frövi, tel.: +46 581-371 05 Siv Bergenström, Communications Manager, AssiDomän Frövi, tel.: +46 581-371 07 AssiDomän manufactures and markets corrugated board, raw material for corrugated, cartonboard and sawn timber. The group owns and manages 2.4 million hectares of productive forestland. AssiDomän has approximately 11,000 employees in 18 countries. In year 2000 turnover amounted to SEK 24.6 billion. AssiDomän's new long-term main focus will be on forest ownership. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/04/27/20010427BIT01010/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/04/27/20010427BIT01010/bit0001.pdf

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