Burgo to halt production for one week at its newsprint mill in Mantua, Italy, and at its coated woodfree paper mill in Avezzano, Italy, starting Nov. 1 due to a of orders, says spokesperson for the SLC-CGIL union

LOS ANGELES , October 31, 2012 () –

Burgo Group SPA plans a week of downtime from Nov. 1 to Nov. 7 for two of its paper mills in Italy due to a lack of orders, according to a union spokesperson, reported EUWID-Paper on Oct. 31

The downtime will affect Burgo’s newsprint mill in Mantua, Italy, and its coated woodfree paper mill in Avezzano, Italy. Inventories at both mills are full, said the spokesperson for the Communications Workers Union and the Italian General Confederation of Labor.

The Mantua mill was already down for 10 days at the end of September and might see more downtime at the beginning of December, said another union representative, EUWID-Paper reported.

Italy-based Burgo is said to be considering downtime for 10 days a month until the end of the year for the Mantua mill, which has an annual production capacity of 160,000 tonnes per year of newsprint.

At the Avezzano mill, which has an annual production capacity of 150,000 tonnes/year of coated woodfree paper, one of the mill’s two machines was idled recently.

When asked for comment on the downtime, Burgo declined, reported EUWID-Paper.

The primary source of this article is EUWID-Paper, Gernsbach, Germany, on Oct 31, 2012.

* All content is copyrighted by Industry Intelligence, or the original respective author or source. You may not recirculate, redistrubte or publish the analysis and presentation included in the service without Industry Intelligence's prior written consent. Please review our terms of use.