ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY CONFIRMS LIMITED POLLUTANTS AT UTANSJÖ MILL
The study also shows that no timber impregnation has occurred and that the company had not used any mercury preparations to conserve pulp or any chlorine for bleaching in connection with pulp production on the industrial site, in contrast to the situation in the most widely discussed and costly clean-up programmes within the forest industry.
The study, which was carried out at the request of the County Administrative Board, shows that the relatively limited pollutants that may be subject to measures occurred almost exclusively before 1991, when Rottneros acquired the mill.
Further information: Olle Dahlin, Managing Director, Utansjö Bruk AB, +46 70-366 73 00
Rottneros is one of the world’s leading independent producers of market pulp. The Group comprises the parent company Rottneros AB, listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm, and its subsidiaries Rottneros Bruk AB, Rockhammars Bruk AB and Vallviks Bruk AB in Sweden and Rottneros Miranda, S.A. in Spain, all with operations involving the production and sale of market pulp. The Group also includes the wood procurement companies Rottneros Baltic SIA in Latvia and Rottneros Madeiras in Portugal, the sales company Rottneros S.A. in Belgium and Utansjö Mill, which is in the process of closure. The Group also has a new division, Rottneros Packaging, which produces food packaging made from paper pulp. The Group has around 630 employees and an annual turnover of approximately SEK 2.9 billion.