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Ilim Group Invest in E.C.H. Will and Pemco Folio Size Sheeter

Press release from the issuing company

Hamburg, Germany / Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S.A. / St. Petersburg, Russia, – The Russian Ilim Group has invested in a folio-size sheeter from E.C.H. Will and Pemco for their paper mill in Koryazhma in the Arkhangelsk region of Russia. The highly automated machine type FS has a working width of 2200 mm and features PRO technology and non-stop no waste pallet changing.

The Koryazhma location now has a new facility for converting coated and uncoated paper. Paul Herbert, Chief Executive Officer at St. Petersburg-based Ilim Group, commented, "Apart from investing in a new paper machine, we placed special emphasis on the mark-free conversion of our coated roll products in selecting the sheeting technology. We were impressed by the PRO technology from E.C.H. Will."

Installation of the folio-size line is planned for the summer of 2012. Then the first and only plant in Russia for mark-free folio-size paper with an annual production capacity of over 100,000 metric tons will start operations in Koryazhma.

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