Posted September 15, 2015
Sep 15, 2015. /Lesprom Network/. Kruger Packaging L.P. invests C$250 million ($189 million) to convert newsprint machine No. 10 (PM10) at Kruger's Trois-Rivières mill to manufacture 100% recycled lightweight linerboard, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
The modernization project will generate significant growth opportunities for the Trois-Rivières facility, contributing to secure operations and the 270 jobs at the mill.
Over the coming 20 months, PM10 will be completely modernized to incorporate some of the most advanced containerboard manufacturing technology. Once PM10 is up and running in 2017, it will produce 360,000 metric tonnes of 100% recycled lightweight linerboard annually, a portion of which will be sold to Kruger Packaging's box plants in LaSalle (Quebec) and Brampton (Ontario), while the remainder will be sold on the market.
The Trois-Rivières Mill will continue to produce newsprint on PM10 until 2 months before the end of the conversion project. Meanwhile, the Mill's other newsprint production line, PM7, will remain in operation into the future. Overall, Kruger's three newsprint production facilities will have an annual output of 600,000 metric tonnes.
Kruger Inc. is a major producer of publication papers, tissue products, containerboard and packaging made from recycled fibres, green and renewable energy, cellulosic biomaterials, and wines and spirits.