Sappi Europe follow up on Alfeld Mill fire damage

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.


About Sappi
Sappi is a leading global provider of sustainable woodfibre products and solutions, in the fields of Dissolving wood pulp, Printing papers, Packaging and speciality papers, Casting and release papers, Biomaterials and Bio-energy. As a company that relies on renewable natural resources, sustainability is at our core. Sappi European mills hold chain of custody certifications under the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ (PEFC™) systems. Our papers are produced in mills accredited with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50 001 and OHSAS 18001 certification. We have EMAS registration at 8 of our 10 mills in Europe.  

Sappi Europe SA is a division of Sappi Limited (JSE), headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with 12,500 employees and 18 production facilities on three continents in nine countries, 37 sales offices globally, and customers in over 150 countries around the world. 
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