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Paper Recycling June 12, 2018 03:30:38 PM

Smurfit Kappa’s Facture Paper Mill Celebrates 90 Years of Operation

Paul Ploumis
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The mill has established itself as a leading supplier of kraftliner not only in France, but also across entire European region.
Smurfit Kappa’s Facture Paper Mill Celebrates 90 Years of Operation

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): Smurfit Kappa’s Cellulose du Pin Paper Mill in Facture, France has reached an important milestone by completing 90 successful years of operation. The mill which began operations in 1928, will celebrate its 90th anniversary between 15th and 24th June. Smurfit Kappa has arranged a series of events to mark the 10-day celebration, including mill tours and an exhibition featuring the significant role played by circular economy in its operations.

Nicolas Le Feuvre, CEO, Smurfit Kappa Cellulose du Pin noted that the vast experience of 90 years has given full confidence to the company in looking forward to the bright future ahead. The support extended by the Group in the mill’s development through ongoing investments coupled with the hard work and expertise of its talented employees has helped the company reach the highest industry standards.

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The mill has established itself as a leading supplier of kraftliner not only in France, but also across entire European region. The plant produces half-a-million tonnes of kraft per annum, which in turn are supplied to many leading brands in both e-commerce and retails sectors, in the form of paper-based packaging solutions. Kraft paper, being the most suitable material for high-specification digital print, has emerged as the packaging product of choice.

Smurfit Kappa has made significant investments to boost the production capacity of the mill during recent years. It had recently installed new pulp washing line and had carried out a complete overhaul of the recovery boiler. It has announced further investments towards improvements to the paper machine No. 5, which are expected to commence by early-2019. The upgrade will boost the top kraftliner production capacity at the mill by nearly 25% from 174,000 tpy to 220,000 tpy.

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