Posted June 14, 2018
Group CVB Ecologistics has acquired the assets and activities of Papeterie de Raon, a paper mill in Raon L’Etape, France. The mill in Raon, established in 1880, has stopped production in March of this year after it went into receivership, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
At the paper mill an advanced stock preparation is available to process difficult recyclable grades of recovered paper of which amongst others milk cartons and comparable grades which are often coated both sides and also with foil.
Restart of production in Raon is planned for the second half of June with 30 experienced papermakers.
With this takeover CVB wants to offer a guaranteed circular solution for pre- and post-consumer liquid packaging. Until the end of last year the volumes of (production) waste liquid packaging supplied by CVB partners/suppliers were sold in China and to Raon. With new legislation for imports into China and the closure of Raon outlet of these difficult recyclable grades were at risk, reason to find for today’s and future suppliers a sustainable solution.
With this forward integration CVB will be able to close the (recycling) loop by using these difficult grades to produce bleached and unbleached packaging paper of 18 to 50 grams.
As part of group CVB Ecologistics the paper mill has been renamed to Raon Circular Regeneration (RCR).