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Smurfit Kappa to Invest USD 42 Million in its German Paper Mill Site

It is the latest phase of an investment programme, which commenced in 2011, and this last phase will see production output increase by 70 kt to 450 kt per annum.

April 28, 2021

Smurfit Kappa
Smurfit Kappa

Smurfit Kappa has announced a significant investment of USD 42 Million in its Hoya paper mill and board manufacturing plant in northwest Germany.

The company will replace the complete press section of the PM2 paper machine with new state-of-the-art technology, increasing the overall efficiency of the manufacturing process.

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The PM2 is a 7.5 meters wide paper machine, producing both testliner and fluting packaging paper. Production speed will increase to 1250 m/min and upon completion, this world class machine will further strengthen the industrial efficiency of Smurfit Kappa Group’s containerboard system. It is expected to be operational from the first quarter of 2023.

The investment means that CO2 emissions will be reduced by 5,500 tons per annum.