Start up problems in Bäckhammar mill

The Nordic Paper mill in Bäckhammar has had a maintenance stop. However, at the scheduled start-up, problems occurred.

A floor drain for clean water was damaged and stopped in its outflow, which resulted in large amounts of fresh water entering to the factory system. During its flow, the water, among other things, picked up large amounts of soap, which then flowed to the internal treatment plant. As the soap is hard to separate from water, it went on to the creek Visman.
The consequence of this is low levels of oxygen in the water, as well as heavily discolored water. Emergency actions were taken immediately but large amounts of water are difficult to stop from flowing.
The problems mean that the start-up of the operation is severely delayed, since we are fully focused on ensuring the environmental situation.
Among different emergency measures, we have increased water flow from other sources to get a cleaner water in Visman. This is to help the acute environmental situation.
The situation is unacceptable, and we can only regret and apologize that it happened. We work around the clock to address the environmental problems.

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 leading producer of Greaseproof paper and Kraft Paper.We are located in Scandinavia and operates in Sweden and Norway. Our four paper mills and two pulp mills are all within 250 kilometers of one another.We have been manufacturing special paper for a range of applications since the late 19th century. Our expert knowledge of paper manufacturing has been passed down through generations.We use only renewable forestry resources in our manufacturing processes. Everything we do, we do with the greatest possible consideration for the environment, which is witnessed by the many certification processes we have satisfied.Our motto is that we always are near, natural and premium!For more information, please visit: www.nordic-paper.com

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