Production of Light-Weight Coated Printing Paper to Start in Russia
12.05.2009 — News
THE PERM KRAI.
Investlesprom ZAO group of companies will invest 4 billion roubles in building a light-weight coated (LWC) paper production line. The new LWC paper production line with a 85,000 tonnes annual capacity will be launched on the basis of the Kama Pulp and Paper Plant, a member of the Group.
As the plant's representatives told RusBusinessNews, the objective of the LWC-Kama project is to set up the production of high-quality LWC paper (51-80 grams per square meter) which is in high demand amongst Russia's major publishing and printing houses. Currently the demand is mostly satisfied by imports from Finland and Germany.
The post-crisis annual demand for LWC paper is estimated at 200,000 tonnes. The Investlesprom specialists have developed the production technology and a unique paper composition. The plant will pioneer production of coated paper from birch pulp. Traditionally it is produced from coniferous mechanical pulp.
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