The packaging firm also plans to install high-spec purification filters and an advanced combustion system at the Pitea paper mill.
April 25, 2019
Global packaging leader Smurfit Kappa is investing in a series of upgrades to its flagship kraftliner mill in Pitea, Sweden.
The project will focus on increasing the sustainability and efficiency of both its cooking plant and recovery boiler. Other developments planned for the mill include the installation of high-spec purification filters and an advanced combustion system.
Speaking about the ambitious new project, Per Sward, CEO of the Piteå paper mill stated that this latest investment is a very positive step for the mill. The upgraded cooking plant and recovery boiler will unlock pulp production and pulp quality and help us to become even more efficient, which will benefit both our people and the wider community.
Laurent Sellier, COO of Smurfit Kappa Paper Europe further added that this investment builds on our commitment to help create a sustainable future by building a profitable business based on responsible principles.
The Piteå Paper Mill produces 700,000 tonnes of kraftliner annually which is the packaging material of choice for a growing number of brands seeking a sustainable alternative to plastic.