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Visy Linerboard Mill Expansion Project on Track

Jan. 13, 2009 - A $460 million mill expansion project by Australian packaging maker Visy reportedly is on track with completion expected by October of this year, according to a local newspaper report.

The capacity expansion project, which is taking place at Visy's Tumut kraft pulp & paper mill in New South Wales, Australia, will increase the mill's production of linerboard from 320,000 tpy to 700,000 tpy.

The company anticipates start-up in December.

The project includes the installation of a new paper machine, along with a new pulp plant that brings with it a recovery boiler, fiberline, recausticising plant, and evaporation plant. The woodyard is also being expanded.

The news report stated that, currently, the Tumut mill exports about 150,000 tpy. When the new production line comes on-stream, that amount is expected to increase to 450,000 tpy.

SOURCE: Visy, and The Daily Advertiser




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