The investment in the Roermond Paper Mill has significantly strengthened company’s capabilities as a leading provider of lightweight recycled paper grades.
May 9, 2019
Smurfit Kappa is set to expand its paper portfolio production capabilities by investing in its Roermond Paper Mill in Netherlands.
The Roermond Paper Mill has made a series of upgrades to its Paper Machine 1 (PM1) during the last two years including rebuilding the winder, the press section, the drying section and the film press. The final enhancement, which was completed earlier this year, was to install a state-of-the-art shoe blade gap former, a rebuild of the approach flow system and an extension of the machine hall.
There has been a growing demand for paper-based packaging as a sustainable alternative to plastic and it is used widely in both the eCommerce and retail sectors. Hence, the investment in the Roermond Paper Mill has significantly strengthened its capabilities as a leading provider of lightweight recycled paper grades.
Laurent Sellier, COO of Smurfit Kappa Paper Europe mentioned that through Better Planet Packaging initiative, company is looking to extend the range of innovative, sustainable solutions that have a positive impact on the environment.