Smurfit Kappa has announced a significant investment in its Hoya paper mill and board manufacturing plant in northwest Germany. The investment will replace the complete press section of the PM2 paper machine with new state-of-the-art technology, increasing the overall efficiency of the manufacturing process.
Smurfit Kappa has announced a further investment of over Euro 25 million at its Pruszkow ‘mega-plant’ in Poland. This latest investment will double the output from the facility and result in the creation of 25 new jobs, bringing employment to more than 230 staff at the location.
Smurfit Kappa has designed a new integrated packaging system following close collaboration with Signify, the world leader in connected LED lighting systems, by designing the BioShift UV-C Chamber Case, used to ship and transport UV-C lights that have significant antibacterial properties, which kill germs and viruses.
Smurfit Kappa has approved transformational investment plans for its Mold plant in North Wales, that will further expand capacity at the facility, make it the largest box factory in the UK.
Smurfit Kappa UK & Ireland is investing in high quality print and conversion equipment in Tannochside, Scotland.
Smurfit Kappa is continuing to focus effort on raw material innovations, especially by incorporating recycled or bio-based resins to taps and bags, where the food safety regulations allow it. One of the main steps of this initiative has been recently achieved with the ISCC PLUS certification.
Smurfit Kappa’s planned expansion and modernisation of its paper sacks business in the Latin American market continues at pace. As a global leader in paper-based packaging, Smurfit Kappa is investing $40 million in response to growing market trends and the increasing need for environmentally sustainable paper sacks.
Smurfit Kappa has launched a new range of eBottle packaging solutions for the rapidly growing online beverage and liquids market. The new portfolio includes a variety of sustainable solutions for single and multi-pack products, including the Rollor bottle pack, BiPack, and Pop-up insert.
Packaging company Smurfit Kappa has launched a new company called Recycling Dual GmbH in Germany. Recycling Dual offers an innovative and integrated holistic solution to track the entire life cycle of paper, cardboard and carton packaging.