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20 Nov 2013

New Lightweight Paper Machine

We announced in 2012 that we will install a modern, five metre lightweight recycled containerboard machine at the Townsend Hook mill in the United Kingdom. 

By investing €115 million in 2013 and 2014, the two existing paper machines will be replaced by one new, state of the art paper machine, increasing the production capacity of the mill by 20,000 tonnes to 260,000 tonnes per annum.

It is expected that this new energy efficient paper machine will save 25,000 tonnes per annum on direct CO2 emissions.

The start-up of the machine is planned for quarter 4, 2014 and its production is intended to meet the growing demand for sustainable, lower weight, high performance packaging papers. 

Lower weight, high performance packaging papers contribute to optimising the environmental footprint of the supply chain of our packaging customers.

3D picture of the new building at Smurfit Kappa Townsend Hook which will house the new paper machine.