Tissue World Magazine
Alexandra Stuthridge, Technical Business Manager, BioProducts Institute (BPI)

(News from RISI) A fire broke out on the morning of 27 February at SCA Hygiene Products’ Oakenholt tissue mill in north Wales.

The mill and surrounding area were temporarily evacuated and production was suspended for six hours.

According to the firm, the blaze started near a wall next to the PM2 rewinder, before being quickly extinguished.

“There was no structural damage caused to the machinery, roof space or any other parts of the building,” said mill manager George Placogiannakis.

The Oakenholt facility houses two paper machines and has an annual capacity of 68,000tpy of tissue.