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Production at Perlen Papier interrupted for three days

After a fire in the waste paper storage facility, production at Perlen Papier was interrupted for three days. However, deliveries within Switzerland are only affected to a minor extent.

Perlen, 12 October 2021 – On the evening of 7 October 2021, a fire occurred in the waste paper storage facility of Perlen Papier. The fire was extinguished thanks to the quick intervention of the fire department and there were no personal injuries. As a consequence, the production of the two paper machines had to be stopped and there was a loss of production. Since Monday, 11 October, the machines have been running normally again.

As there are hardly any paper stocks available due to the tight situation on the recovered paper market, Perlen Papier had to cancel booked orders at short notice. However, deliveries within Switzerland are only affected to a minor extent. To date, the agreed quantities of paper have been delivered to the publishing houses in Switzerland.

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