Holmen is set to rebuild paper machine PM52 at the Braviken paper mill with an investment of USD 44.5 million (SEK 450 million). The rebuild, planned for autumn 2024, will broaden the product range for book paper as well as increase production of Holmen’s new packaging product, INNR.
Apr 28, 2023
Swedish company Holmen is investing USD 44.5 million (SEK 450 million) in rebuilding a paper machine, PM52, at Braviken paper mill. Rebuilding PM52 at Braviken paper mill will broaden the product range for book paper, increase production of Holmen’s new packaging product, INNR, while also enabling Holmen to efficiently increase the production of fluting for use in the centre layer of corrugated boxes. The rebuild is planned for autumn 2024.
Access to fossil-free electricity and local wood means that both Holmen’s paper mills are in a strong position that enables continued development of existing products. This will also create opportunities to grow in new segments in the packaging area. “After this investment, we will be able to produce a fluting product that meets the quality requirements for demanding applications with less material consumption than established products. We will also be able to offer higher grammages of our book paper from Braviken Paper Mill,” says Tommy Wiksand, Vice President Business Development Paper.