Smurfit Kappa to convert 65,000 tonnes/year containerboard PM No. 1 at its Sangüesa, Spain, mill to produce 30,000 tonnes/year machine-glazed paper, transforming mill to 100% MG paper output; project will cost €27M, be completed in 2016

LOS ANGELES , May 27, 2014 () – Smurfit Kappa Group will convert one paper machine at its mill in Sangüesa, Spain, to machine glazed (MG) paper from containerboard, at a cost of €27 million (US$36.8 million), reported Euwid on May 27.

PM No. 1, which now produces 65,000 tonnes/year of virgin fiber-based containerboard, will be converted into PM No. 4, which will produce 30,000 tonnes/year of virgin fiber-based brown MG paper.

The rebuild will take 12 weeks, and the converted paper machine is expected to start up sometime in 2016. This will result in PM No. 1 discontinuing production of virgin fiber-based containerboard, Euwid reported.

The Sangüesa mill will thereafter be one of the world’s few mills focused entirely on MG paper output. The mill is expected to produce up to approximately 90,000 tonnes/year of MG paper after the conversion.

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