Oakenholt Paper Mill, Oakenholt
In 1870 McCorquodale founded the North Wales Paper Company Ltd in a new mill built on the site of Oakenholt Corn Mill. Production started in 1871 using straw and esparto as raw materials, but these were soon replaced by chemical wood pulp. In 1880 a second papermaking machine was installed and in 1891 the Company decided to install their own caustic soda plant as the market price was considered too high. The works continued to expand and develop in response to market demand and improving technology. In 2000, the mill was taken over by a Swedish company, SCA, and continues in operation.
|Alternative names||North Wales Paper Company Ltd|
|Mill function||Paper mill|
|Country||Wales, United Kingdom|
|NGR||SJ 262 715|
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