Irish-based packaging leader Smurfit Kappa has announced that it is investing in a series of upgrades to its flagship kraftliner mill in Piteå, Sweden
The group said its latest project will mainly focus on increasing the sustainability and efficiency of both its cooking plant and recovery boiler.
“This latest investment is a very positive step for the mill," Per Sward, CEO of the Piteå Paper Mill, said.
"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,” he added.
Other developments planned for the mill include the installation of high-spec purification filters and an advanced combustion system.
A Sustainable Future
Laurent Sellier, COO of Smurfit Kappa Paper Europe, added that the investment builds on the group's commitment to helping create a sustainable future.
“Sustainable innovation plays a vital role in ensuring that the communities surrounding our sites are part of our long-term vision,” Sellier added.
The Piteå Paper Mill produces 700,000 tonnes of kraftliner annually, an increasingly popular and sustainable alternative to plastic
The work will be carried out during a planned 15-day closure of the mill next month.
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