Smurfit Kappa to make upgrades at Piteå paper mill in Sweden

May 2, 2019 Off By Sebastian Reisig

Paper-based packaging firm Smurfit Kappa has announced an investment to make a series of upgrades at its kraftliner mill in Piteå, Sweden.

Under the project, Smurfit will enhance the sustainability and efficiency of both its cooking plant and recovery boiler at Piteå kraftliner mill.

The investment will also be used for the installation of high-spec purification filters and an advanced combustion system at the Swedish facility.

Smurfit said that the work will be carried out during a planned 15-day closure of the mill next month.

Piteå Paper Mill CEO Per Sward said: “This latest investment is a very positive step for the mill. 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.”

Piteå paper mill is said to manufacture 700,000 tons of kraftliner per annum. Smurfit is a major producer of kraftliner in Europe.