Stora Enso to reduce production capacity of its Forshaga, Sweden, coating and laminating plant to 85,000 tonnes/year from 140,000 tonnes/year, citing reduced demand since late 2012 when a major customer acquired a coating unit

LOS ANGELES , May 14, 2013 () – Stora Enso Oyj will reduce the production capacity of its Forshaga, Sweden, coating and laminating plant to 85,000 tonnes per year from 140,000 tonnes/year, citing reduced demand since late 2012, when a major customer acquired a coating unit, Euwid reported May 14.

The plant was unable to secure new customers for its available capacity, and its current capacity came in at 115,000 tonnes/year for the production of barrier coated and laminated board for liquid packaging and dry food products, Euwid reported.

The Forshaga plant processes board from Stora Enso’s nearby mills, including those in Skoghall, Sweden; Fors, Sweden; Ingerois, Finland; and Imatra, Finland, Euwid reported.

The reduced capacity would not affect the 750,000 tonnes/year Skoghall mill, which produces liquid packaging board and coated kraft-back board, Euwid reported.

The plant has 97 employees, and the reduction would affect as many as 22 workers, Euwid reported.

The primary source of this article is Euwid, Gernsbach, Germany, on May 14, 2013.

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