Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Warming Weather Hampers Paper Production in Finland

Warm weather is hampering the harvest of wood for the production of paper in Finland, according to paper maker M-Real. Following one of the warmest year on record, and during an unusually warm winter, the muddy ground in nordic Finland is not hard enough for many forest tracts and stockpiles to be accessed by forestry trucks. The lack of frozen ground is therefore hampering the supply of wood fiber for paper production.

"The company is living from hand to mouth with its wood supply. Possibly we have to limit our (paper) production if the weather does not get colder," said Juha Mantyla, M-real's director for wood sourcing.

Read about it in Planet Ark.

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