Papeteries de Mauduit's cigarette paper mill in Quimperlé, France, to scale back working hours for some employees until autumn; one of the mill's five paper machines is involved, but production will not be affected

LOS ANGELES , April 30, 2014 () – Papeteries de Mauduit SAS, a subsidiary of U.S.-based Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc., will scale back hours for some workers at its Quimperlé cigarette paper mill in France, reported Euwid on April 30.

The reduction in hours will affect only part of the mill’s workforce and will be temporary, as regular hours are expected to be restored this fall, a company spokesperson said, according to French media reports.

Although the short-time work schedule involves workers on just one of the mill’s five paper machines, production will not be affected, the company stated, Euwid reported.

The mill, which is located in the Brittany region of France, has about 600 employees and is reportedly the largest producer of cigarette paper worldwide.

The company declined to release further details regarding the change in working hours, but did state that global demand for cigarettes has declined, according to the French press, Euwid reported.

Papeteries de Mauduit’s Quimperlé mill is not only the world's largest in production of cigarette paper but also Europe’s leader in production of porous plug wrap and battery separator papers, according to the company’s website.

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