Double A to divest its Alizay fine paper mill to VPK  

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Double A will sell its Alizay fine paper mill in France to Belgian paper and packaging group VPK for an indisclosed price, Euwid reports.

Moreover, VPK will install a corrugated packaging unit which is to operate together with VPK’s nearby packaging plants and produce protective packaging for e-commerce purposes. Double A says it will supply Alizay’s paper brands from its other production units, but retain the recently implemented biomass energy plant.

After the conversion paper output from the Alizay mill will be mainly supplied to VPK’s own converting plants in France and the UK.  

In addition, deinked pulp production company Inova Pulp and Paper will implement a deinked pulp (DIP) plant on the Alizay site, producing DIP grades for the tissue, office paper and packaging paper industry, according to Euwid.

The Alizay mill has been producing uncoated woodfree paper grades and recycling grades on one machine, which has a maximum capacity of 300,000 tpy.