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Paper Recycling February 07, 2018 10:30:54 AM

Smurfit Kappa Begins Operation of New Paper Machine at Los Reyes Mill

Paul Ploumis
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The high performance machine is expected to boost the mill’s recycled containerboard output. The investment is aimed at improving the product offering for agricultural and electrical appliance sectors.
Smurfit Kappa Begins Operation of New Paper Machine at Los Reyes Mill

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): Smurfit Kappa has declared that its new paper machine (PM6) at the Los Reyes Paper Mill in Mexico began operations. The high performance machine is expected to boost the mill’s recycled containerboard output. The investment is aimed at improving the product offering for agricultural and electrical appliance sectors. This coupled with the recent modernization efforts at several of its converting plants are expected to deliver significant jump in throughput.

Juan Guillermo Castaneda, CEO of Smurfit Kappa, the Americas noted that the company is pleased to bring the latest industry innovations to its Mexican facilities through a series of big investments over the past few years. It considers Mexico as a key to its operations in the region. Being a market with strong growth potential, the company would continue to make further investments aimed at boosting its competitiveness. Smurfit Kappa will strive to offer the best sustainable packaging solutions to its customers, Castaneda added.

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Jorge Alberto Angel, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Mexico stated that the company is proud to inaugurate another state-of-the-art paper machine at its Mexican facility. The new machine will further contribute to the sustainable development and growth of its Mexican operations. Incidentally, Los Reyes Paper Mill is one among the three containerboard mills in Mexico owned by Smurfit Kappa. In addition, it also operates 15 converting plants.

Of late, Smurfit Kappa has expanded its recycling facilities through key investments at its global facilities. Along with making big investments in existing recycling operations in the UK, it had acquired a new site in Blackburn. Also, the company had recently invested in Austrian Nettingsdorf Paper Mill. In addition, it had opened a new paper recycling facility in Malaga, Spain.

A world leader in paper-based packaging, Smurfit Kappa operates from around 370 locations spread across 34 countries around the world.

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