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Felix Schoeller Shutting Down Decor Paper Machine

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Felix Schoeller subsidiary Technocell Dekor will shutdown one of its two paper machines at the Titisee-Neustadt mill in order to cut costs. PM 17 will be closed by September 30 of next year, resulting in the loss of 84 jobs out of a total of 189 at the Titisee-Neustadt mill in Germany on April 1. The company will continue to operate PM 18, which produces pre-impregnated papers and resin-saving papers.

According to the company, PM 17 no longer meets all the requirements of efficient and highly productive decor paper production. It is also the smallest and least specialized of the company's paper machines that produce standard decor papers.

PM 17 annually produces 20,000 metric tons of decor paper, which is used as a surface finish for flooring, worktops, and furniture.