The History of Zellstoff Pöls AG

The origins of Zellstoff Pöls AG date back to around the year 1700. Since this time, the production site has frequently changed in order to fulfill the technological, economic and ecological demands of the times.

Today

Today

Today, Pöls is technically as well as ecologically one of the most up-to-date plants in the world.

2014

2014

Winner of the Austrian Award for Climate Protection

2013

2013

Start-up of the new Papermachine 2

2011

2011

Start-up of district heating, tall oil plant and steam turbine

2010

2010

Start of construction works of a new steam turbine (DT4).

2009

2009

Construction of a new 110 KV power line.

2008

2008

A new impregnation tower for wood chips starts (Impbin).

2007

2007

Installation of a new container tipping facility.

2006

2006

New lime kiln with caustification facility is put into operation.

2005

2005

Ground-breaking ceremony to expand capacity in line with the “Pöls 500+” development concept.

2000

2000

Acquisition of Zellstoff Pöls AG by Heinzel Group.

1998

1998

Start-up of the new recovery boiler No.II.

1995

1995

Conversion to ECF bleaching technology.

1991

1991

Construction of the biological wastewater purification plant.

1989

1989

Pöls acquired by Frantschach AG. Investments of EUR 145 million, which were used for refining biological waste-water treatment and the bleaching process, as well as installing a new boiler.

1984

1984

In 1984, an investment of approx. 250 million US $ helped to introduce the sulphate production process, raise capacity by 286 % and reduce the environmental load by 766 %. Pöls was a pioneer in using oxygen to delignify pulp and reduce chlorine in bleaching by 50 %.

1961

1961

Installation of the first pulp bleaching facility in Pöls.

1921

1921

In 1921, Luigi Burgo & Son, the Italian papermakers from Verzuolo, acquired the mill at a time when financial disaster was looming. They were to become the saviours of Pöls. The mill was modernized, and Cartiere Burgo SpA remained a reliable partner who bought pulp even at economically difficult times.

1910

1910

Start-up of the first industrial paper machine in Pöls.

1905

1905

Start of industrial pulp production in Pöls.

1700

1700

Ferdinand Fürst Schwarzenberg launches the Reifensteiner Paper Mill east of Pöls, directly below ["Reifenstein Castle"::http://www.burgenseite.com/reifenstein_txt.htm].

1600

1600

Beginning of Austrian paper production. Paper mills frequently replace hammer mills.

Impressions from the past