As recently announced on the 12th of May Sappi Europe’s Alfeld Mill site, situated in Germany, suffered a fire around the area of its paper machine 3.
In follow up to this incident there has been a thorough inspection and investigation of the area affected by the fire. Results found that there is limited damage to the paper machine itself with the MG cylinder being found to be undamaged. The focus of the damage was to the machine hall, particularly to the mezzanine ceiling and the roof of which both are currently undergoing repairs ahead of production being restarted.
The PM is planned to restart production in week 31 (Week beginning July 27th) and paper deliveries expected to commence from the beginning of August.
In the interim period Sappi has arranged a back-up supply from their Italian Mill sites and are working in partnership with customers to ensure demands are met.