Friday, 08 September 2017 07:25

Fire in BillerudKorsnäs production unit in Karlsborg extinguished

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production shutdown while property damage is being investigated

billkorlogoAs reported in the media, during the night between September 5 and 6th, there was a fire in one of the buildings at BillerudKorsnäs’ production unit in Karlsborg. The fire started late in the evening on September 5th in and was isolated to one building. . The fire has been extinguished. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. The production in Karlsborg has been stopped while the damage is being investigated.

"We can confirm that we have had a fire in Karlsborg during the night. The most important thing is that no person has been injured in the fire. Production has been stopped. We will know how long the production will be stopped when the extent of the damage has been determined. We have begun an investigation and will return with additional information when we know more about the consequences and when production can be restarted, "says Per Lindberg, President and CEO 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 provides packaging materials and solutions that challenge conventional packaging for a sustainable future. We are a world-leading provider of primary fibre based packaging materials and have customers in over 100 countries. The company has 8 production sites in Sweden, Finland and the UK and about 4 300 employees in over 13 countries. BillerudKorsnäs has an annual turnover of about SEK 22 billion and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. www.billerudkorsnas.com

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