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International Paper to halt newsprint production in Madrid

Photo: Florian Plag/Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Florian Plag/Wikimedia Commons
Published by
Simon Matthis - 11 Sep 2017

International Paper (IP) intends to stop newsprint production at the Madrid mill in Spain in mid-September, according to Euwid. The sites PM62 will be converted to production of containerboard slated to start in the fourth quarter of this year, as planned. The company is targeting a full ramp-up of the machine for early 2018.
IP acquired the Madrid mill from Holmen in mid-2016 with the aim to make it a mill for recycled corrugated case material. PM 62 has the capacity to produce 330,000 tpy of newsprint.