Fire-hit PM 10 at Laakirchen magazine paper mill in Austria is back online after 80 days of standstill.
Laakirchen Papier, a Heinzel group company, has restarted the fire-hit SC paper machine PM 10. Production resumed on 16 December; tests with "stock on wire" had been successfully held two days earlier in preparation for the restart, the company announced. Heinzel expects PM 10 to reach full capacity just before Christmas.
PM 10 was partially destroyed in a fire on 24 September. The total loss including the interruption in operations amounted to double-digit million euro sum, but the expenses were adequately covered by an insurance, Laakirchen Papier explained.