Paper and packaging big Smurfit Kappa is investing $40m in its paper sacks company in the Latin American current market in response to expanding current market tendencies and the rising need to have for environmentally sustainable paper sacks.
Smurfit Kappa claimed that in Colombia, a new Windmoller & Holscher paper sacks machine at its plant in Palmira is now fully operational.
This $9.5m expense, which was announced previous February, has enhanced the plant’s production ability by an extra 100 million multi-ply paper sacks for every year, as well as enhancing the print good quality and efficiency of the sacks.
This new line complements the investment made by the enterprise in 2018, when it expanded its paper sacks plant in the Dominican Republic with an expenditure of $10m.
The organization claimed that improved capacity will go on in the 2nd quarter of 2021 with an financial commitment of $1m for the modernisation of its paper sacks plant in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Smurfit Kappa said that as an integrated company with its have forestry procedure, recycling process and pulp manufacturing, the provide of paper is of important worth for it.
To this finish, it has also started a venture to modernise and extend a single of the paper equipment at its facility in Cali in Colombia. This $19m expenditure will be formulated with world-wide technologies providers Voith Group and A.Celli Group.
It reported the task will raise generation ability, and the quality and effectiveness of the sacks paper.