Mondi Acquire Italian Duino Mill from Burgo Group
International packaging and paper group Mondi recently announced the acquisition of the Duino mill from Burgo Group for a figure close to €40 million. The mill, situated close to Trieste in Italy, currently operates one paper machine which produces lightweight coated mechanical paper. With Mondi’s new ownership, the South African-based producers plan to manufacture approximately 420,000 tons of high-quality recycled containerboard per year. These plans set out by Mondi are projected to commence in 2025.
Domtar’s Kingsport Mill Revitalises Production
Domtar’s Kingsport mill, based in Tennessee, USA, resumes operations with an exciting new project. The wood fibre-based paper and pulp company started a project to convert the previously uncoated freesheet paper mill into the company’s first recycled packaging mill. Two years later, the $350 million investment project is complete, with the official opening soon to be announced. The rejuvenated paper machine now has the capacity to manufacture roughly 600,000 tons of high-quality recycled linerboard per year, as well as corrugated medium. Domtar’s Executive Vice President commented, “This is a monumental day for Domtar that marks our official entry into the containerboard market.”
Learn more about Domtar’s Kingsport mill production plans here
Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Paper Implements Andritz Tissue Production Line
Austrian tech company Andritz has successfully established a tissue production line within Asia Symbols Guangdong paper mill. Andritz has helped administer a line order which includes a stock preparation system with low-consistency refiners, a PrimeLineTM W 2000 machine and an automation system. This latest addition to the Guangdong mill, located in the paper manufacturing base of Yinzhou Lake Paper Base in Xinhui, has a speed of 1,900 m/min and can produce high-quality tissue ranging from 11-42 gsm.
You can find out more about Guangdong mill’s new production line here
The WEPA Group Set to Double British Production
German-based company WEPA which specialises in the production of hygiene paper products is set to double its production capacity in the UK. The group has introduced a new paper machine at their Welsh site in Bridgend, allowing them to heighten their output of hygiene paper products across Britain. The paper produced is then manufactured into toilet and kitchen paper for the British market, in which WEPA holds a significant presence.
The new machine will allow WEPA to produce 70,000 tons of tissue paper per year from both 100% recycled fibers and virgin fibers. This investment has not only created an extra 50 jobs but is also beneficial for the planet as the new tissue machine is designed to save water usage and reduce carbon emissions output throughout production.
Learn more about the benefits of the WEPA Group’s latest project here
Stora Enso Acquire Dutch Company De Jong Packaging Group
Netherlands-based De Jong Packaging Group has recently been acquired by Finnish paper manufacturer, Stora Enso. This takeover of De Jong Packaging, one of the largest corrugated packaging producers in the Benelux countries, will provide Stora Enso with greater access to the corrugated packaging markets in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. This acquisition will allow Stora Enso to increase corrugated packaging capacity from 1,200 million m2 to more than 2,000 million m2, accompanied by De Jong Packaging’s ongoing projects to expand.
Check out the full press release from Stora Enso on their recent acquisition here
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