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Paper Recycling September 17, 2020 04:30:56 PM

Domtar Announces Major Update on Kingsport Mill Conversion

Paul Ploumis
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The central location of the mill in the Southeastern U.S. makes it convenient to supply to more than 60 independent box makers across the region.

Domtar Announces Major Update on Kingsport Mill Conversion

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): Domtar announced progress in conversion of its Kingsport, Tennessee paper mill into the company’s first containerboard facility.

The company is on track to complete the project in Q1 2023. Upon completion of the project, the mill will become the second-largest recycled containerboard mill in North America, producing approximately 600,000 tons of high-quality recycled linerboard and corrugated medium every year.

The mill will source recycled paper materials like boxes, chipboard, office paper and newsprint from 72 recovered-paper suppliers from across seven neighbouring states. The recycled materials will be turned into pulp to make the containerboard materials. The mill will produce rolls of the outer linerboard as well as the inner corrugated medium, which will then be sold to box makers.

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The central location of the mill in the Southeastern U.S. makes it convenient to supply to more than 60 independent box makers across the region.

John Williams, President and CEO, Domtar noted that the conversion marks the company’s strategic entry point into building a sustainable business in the containerboard market. It does not mean that the company has plans to stop making paper. Domtar is committed to maintain its position as North America’s leading producer of uncoated freesheets, he added.

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