Sappi Europe reports that its Alfeld site PM 3 is operational again as of the 20th of July, significantly ahead of the planned restart date. Last May, a fire occurred in the PM3 machine hall of the German site. As previously reported the largest area of reconstruction focused on the machine hall with limited damage to the PM3. The repair work was carried out by a team of internal and external workers. The procedures to start up PM 3 have gone to plan and all the new production runs have been carefully evaluated to ensure that the company maintains quality levels and remains fully in line with our existing specifications.