Austria’s Pulp Mill Holding will invest more than 1.6 billion rubles in the new sanitary products plant Arkhbum Tissue Group in the Kaluga region. The plant will be located in the Vorsino industrial park, as reported today by the Press Office of the company.
07 February 2017
In accordance with the development strategy of Arkhangelsk PPM till 2030, the pulp and paper mill will start global modernization of cellulose production in 2018. The key step will be construction of a new department to produce bleached softwood sulfate highly demanded in the world market with the production capacity of 500,000 tons. This information was provided on November 9, 2016 at the briefing in Novodvinsk (Arkhangelsk Region, APPM’s location) by the principal shareholder of the mill, Chairman of the Board of Directors Heinz Zinner.
He also said that Pulp Mill Holding will invest over €100 mln in a project for cellulose bleaching in a ECF process.
10 November 2016
In early June, the Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill launched testing and commissioning of the flow of technology equipment at its new semi-chemical pulp plant, with the first sample tonnes of the semi-finished product being produced. The announcement was made by the company’s press service.
According to the press statement, the technology being used is a variation of the sulphate pulping method. The first pulp stock produced is of satisfactory quality.
The Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill carried out construction of the semi-chemical pulp plant as part of its “Reconstruction of Cardboard Production” priority investment project in forest development.
“The introduction of the new plant will help to reduce the cost price of the finished product by using cheaper timber (hardwood) while maintaining quality, increasing production volume and minimising the negative effects on the environment,” the statement reads.
It had previously been announced that the total cost of the project would be 2.7 billion roubles (around $49 million). The new plant will produce 1,000 tonnes of semi-chemical pulp per day.
The Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill is one of the leading wood chemical plants in Russia and Europe. It specialises in the production of cardboard and market pulp, as well as paper and paper products. According to 2014 results, the Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill is the leading producer of containerboard in Russia, and ranks fourth in terms of pulp production.
The Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill’s sole shareholder is the company Pulp Mill Holding GmbH.
Pulp Mill Holding GmbH is an Austro-German holding (headquartered in Vienna, Austria) that specialises in the production of paper, cardboard and packaging. Its various enterprises — some of the most modern in Europe — are among the industry leaders in terms of sales and financial results.