Elopak to build new board coating line, plant extension at converting facility in Aarhus, Denmark; project to increase capacity by up to 70,000 tonnes/year of board, to be operational by Q4 2012

OSLO, Sweden , November 16, 2011 (press release) – Elopak is to build a new board coating line and a 2,400 m2 manufacturing plant extension to its existing converting factory in Aarhus, Denmark. The project will increase reliability and capacities by up to 70,000 tonnes per year of quality board to supply Nordic markets and across Elopak’s European customer base.

“With our main raw material suppliers in nearby Sweden, the location of the new coating line brings us logistic and environmental advantages,” says Erik Voet, Elopak’s Director Strategic Purchase & Coating Support. “With the existing converting factory at Aarhus we already have strong foundations with a productive and quality focussed operation and team to support this new venture. By upgrading and investing we will build a platform for future growth, but for now we look forward to supporting our customers and markets with a better board quality and more efficient supply.”

Construction is due to begin shortly with installation of a new state-of-the-art performance coating machine planned for early Q3 -2012 which will be initially operate the line with a three shift system. Elocoat in Terneuzen, Netherlands will be responsible for production and operation of the new line which is expected to be fully operational by the beginning of Q4 2012.

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