Spain's Ence reports H1 paper pulp production up 8.6% year-over-year to 590,000 tonnes, reaching all-time high

MADRID , August 1, 2011 (press release) – The company has announced production of 590,000 tons during the first half of the year, which is an all-time high

Ence, a company which specialises in pulp manufacture and in generating renewable energy, has managed to produce 590,000 tons of paper pulp in the first half of the year. This production is 47,000 tons, or 8.6%, higher than the figure for the first half of 2010 (January-June).

Ence manufactures chlorine-free pulp in its three plants. At its Pontevedra plant, the technology used enables the company to produce totally chlorine-free pulp (TCF), while in Huelva and Navia the manufacturing process produces elemental chlorine-free pulp (ECF pulp). These two types of pulp are high quality and in great demand in the paper, tissue paper and packaging industries.

Ence's pulp production is divided in what are virtually three equal parts between its three major plants, which export almost 80% of their production to Central European countries. All Ence's production is EFC (elemental chlorine free) or TCF (totally chlorine free). This production is an essential part of Grupo Ence's commitment towards sustainability; indeed, the company is playing a particularly active role in all environmental aspects, to such a point that Sustainability has become one of the pillars of its responsible management.

In keeping with its commitment towards the environment, this increased pulp production is a cornerstone for the economic and social sustainability of Ence, given that the company creates a lot of jobs, particularly in rural environments in which forest activity plays a more important role.

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