Bäckhammar mill ready for start-up next week

Nordic Paper Bäckhammar mill is ready for start-up. The prognosis and working hypothesis are that the pulp production will start in the beginning of next week. As always, there will be a ramp up phase of the pulp production.

The paper production will follow the pulp production. Because of the difficult situation it will take time before the production is running with full capacity and it may take time before we are in phase with our planned deliveries.

The Bäckhammar mill has been standing still due to a damaged floor drain that caused big problems. A mixture of water and soap leaked out to the recipient Visman creek during the start-up phase after the mill´s annual maintenance stop. Since the accident, the focus has been on restoring the water treatment in order to get the biodegrading of substances to work normally.

- Last week’s efforts have shown good results. The water in the Visman creek is now showing normal levels of oxygen and the mill is ready for start-up, says Marie Stenquist, director of Corporate Communications.

We are having a continuous dialogue with the local supervisory authority in this situation.

Nordic Paper has come to the conclusion that we are prepared for a safe start-up.

For more info, please contact:

Marie Stenquist

Director of Corporate Communications/PR

+4672-5189773

marie.stenquist@nordic-paper.com

About Us

Nordic Paper is a Scandinavian specialty paper producer, manufacturing top-quality paper since the 19th century. We are a leading supplier of sustainable kraft and greaseproof paper. Our products contains only natural raw material and the renewable forest raw material is from the local forests. From our four modern Scandinavian mills we supply customers in more than 80 countries. Nordic Paper had in 2019 net sales of SEK 3,200m, about 620 employees. www.nordic-paper.com

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