Austria-based cartonboard producer Mayr-Melnhof Karton agrees to buy Sweden-based Södra Cell's 130,000 tonnes/year CTMP mill near Trondheim, Norway, for about €4M, says it's expanding its virgin fiber-based cartonboard

VIENNA , June 11, 2013 (press release) – Mayr-Melnhof Karton has signed an agreement to acquire a high grade CTMP (Chemithermomechanical pulp) production near Trondheim, Norway. An annual capacity of up to 130,000 tons replaces external supply by self-sufficiency. The acquisition price will amount to approximately EUR 4 million. Södra Cell AB, Schweden, is the seller of the plant.

MM Karton is the largest producer of coated recycled cartonboard worldwide with a growing position in virgin fiber-based cartonboard.

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