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Mayr-Melnhof Gernsbach Mill Permitted Up to Three Years for Expansion

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According to a Monday report by Euwid Pulp and Paper, Germany the Regional Council of Karlsruhe, Germany, has given Mayr-Melnhof permission to increase recycled cartonboard capacity at the Gernsbach mill. According to the notice published by the authorities at the end of 2015, production capacity of BM 2 may be raised from currently 684 metric tpd to 1,200 metric tpd or 400,000 metric tpy.

In Gernsbach, Mayr-Melnhof runs one BM with a machine width of 3,30 meters and is producing coated duplex, coated triplex, and grey board in basis weights ranging from 250 gsm to 600 gsm. The company is requested to commence with the expansion project within three years of the enforceability of the decision, otherwise the permit will expire.

Regardless of the approval, the company currently had no plans for a significant increase in capacity at the Gernsbach site in the 2016-2017 period, Mayr-Melnhof explained. The realization of the project would depend entirely on market demand, the company added.

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