A new 400,000 tonnes per year paper mill in Vietnam is being planned by Chinese mill group Lee & Man.
In late 2016, the company opened its first mill in the country in Hau Giang, and is now in the early stages of developing a second plant in the country.
Last month, in its 2017 interim annual results, Lee & Man stated that it intends to “strengthen its presence” in Vietnam.
Mark Lyndon Paper Enterprises (UK) provides OCC to Lee & Man in China and OCC and mixed paper to the existing mill in Vietnam.
With outlets for mixed paper reduced since China banned the import of this grade, the development of a new mill that will purchase mixed paper is likely to be welcomed by the UK recycling market.
Mark Lyndon Paper Enterprises (UK) managing director Colin Clarke said: “This is excellent news for the UK recycling sector.
“We have continued purchasing mixed paper for our existing mill at Hau Giang in Vietnam since the ban on it was introduced by the Chinese. A new mill in Vietnam will mean that we will be able to purchase even more of this grade, while also increasing the amount of high-quality OCC we buy for Lee & Man’s mills in China and Vietnam.”