Packaging firm Smurfit Kappa has invested in an upgrade of its Piteå paper mill in Sweden, in a bid to drive down emissions across its operations.
This project is aimed at increasing both the sustainability and efficiency of its cooking plant as well as its recovery boiler.
In Europe, Smurfit Kappa is the leading producer of kraftliners, with around 700,000 tonnes of kraftliner produced by the Piteå Paper Mill every year.
The packaging firm also plans to instal of high-spec purification filters and an advanced combustion system at the Piteå site.
The mill will be closed for 15 days next month to implement the upgrade.
"It is a very positive step for the mill," said Per Sward, CEO of the Piteå Paper Mill, who said that the innovations will unlock pulp production and pulp quality so that the company is able to become even more efficient.
"This investment builds on our commitment to help create a sustainable future by building a profitable business based on responsible principles", said the COO of Smurfit Kappa Paper Europe, Laurent Sellier.
“Sustainable innovation plays a vital role in ensuring that the communities surrounding our sites are part of our long-term vision," he added.
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