Sappi Europe Alfeld Mill PM3 fully operational after the fire of last May

Sappi Europe reported today that its Alfeld site PM 3 is operational again as of the 20th of July, significantly ahead of the planned restart date. As previously reported the largest area of reconstruction focused on the machine hall with limited damage to the machine.

The  repair work was carried out by an excellent team of internal and external workers and our thanks go out to them for their efficiency and most importantly for their safe and pragmatic approach. Our teams at our Carmignano mill are also to be thanked for offering a back up solution which was quickly put in place while our repairs were conducted.

The procedures to start up PM 3 have gone to plan and all our new production runs have been carefully evaluated to ensure that we maintain our quality levels and that they remain fully in line with our existing specifications.