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Pulp and paper mill “Volga” decreases production capacity

Балахнинский целлюлозно бумажный комбинат уходит с рынкаAccording to the press-relese published in the newspaper “Komersant. Nizhny Novgorod” and also according to the data in web-site pulp and paper mill “Volga” located in Balakhna decreased the production of newsprint till 15, 7% last year. In 2015 it was 21, 4% decreasing – 5,7%. It is the biggest decrease of the mill from 2013. The mill has this situation no the first time: for example in 2015 according to the official date it was also decreasing of production from Balakhna on Russian market on 8, 8%.

Материал с официального сайта Целлюлозно бумажный комбинат ВолгаIt does not mean decreasing the demand on the production: the main competitors of the mill OAO “Komdopoga” (Karelia) and “Solikamskbumprom”  (Solokamsk, Permskiy region, Russia) increase the volume of newsprint of Russian market. Pulp and paper mill “Volga” produced 315,6 thous.ton of product in 2015 and last year 2016 only 230,4 thous.ton. Decreasing of capacity was 27%.
The owners of the mill explained the decreasing of the capacity that the demand on their production connects with advertising business in Russia and the prices on newsprint paper indirectly depend from the total condition of the economics in the country.
In order to improve this situation in April this year (according to the data published on the official web-site) pulp and paper mill opened the production of new type of the product: newsprint paper with lower specific density (till 40 gm per m2) and soon it is planned to produce newsprint paper with high whiteness. It is also continuing the building of new department for production of thermomechanical stock, its start-up plans in 2019. These measures according to the estimation  of the mill’s management will increase production capacity minimum till 335 thous. per year.


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