KARLSBORG, Sweden -- During the night between September 5th and 6th, there was a fire in one of the buildings at BillerudKorsnäs' production unit in Karlsborg, Sweden. The production was stopped as a consequence of the fire but is now back to full speed after a successful work to make the unit ready for production. BillerudKorsnäs estimates that the impact from the fire on third quarter results will be approximately SEK 35 million ($4.4 million).
"Our teams and suppliers have made good efforts to overcome the consequences of the fire and we are glad that we can inform our customers of this quick start-up," says Per Lindberg, President and CEO of BillerudKorsnäs.
The production unit in Karlsborg manufactures sack and kraft paper as well as market pulp for the Packaging Paper business area and has a production capacity of approximately 300,000 tonnes per year.
BillerudKorsnäs is a world-leading manufacturer of packaging papers, including: kraft and sack paper, liquid packaging board and cartonboard, and containerboard (fluting and liner).
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