BillerudKorsnäs, a leading manufacturers of packaging paper, placed an order with Valmet for dewatering equipment and an automatic pulper feed system for its Gruvön pulp and paper mill in Sweden. The start-up of the new equipment is planned to first quarter 2019.
According to the announcement, the order is part of the investment in a new board machine and rebuild of the existing pulp mill at the Gruvön site. The whole investment is the largest in the history of BillerudKorsnäs and one of the largest in Sweden in recent years. BillerudKorsnäs is investing in Gruvön mill to meet the growing demand for sustainable packaging solutions for food and beverages globally.
Earlier BillerudKorsnäs informed about a major breakdown in the digester in the semi-chemical pulp production line in Gruvön.
The company is one of the leading manufacturers of packaging paper made from virgin fibers. It is headquartered in Solna, Sweden and emerged in 2012 from the merger of Billerud and Korsnäs and Voith Paper is a division of the Voith Group.