Kapstone Completes $29 Million Upgrade Project at North Charleston Mill

Kapstone's North Charleston mill operates three paper machines with a combined capacity of about 880,000 tpy. The machines produce high performance linerboard (500k), DuraSorb® Saturating Kraft (260k) and KRAFTPAK® Folding Boxboard (120k).

Feb. 20, 2014 - KapStone Paper and Packaging said that it has completed a $29 million investment at the company's North Charleston, South Carolina paper mill.

The primary project in this investment was the replacement of the press section on No. 3 Paper Machine which improves the capability and efficiency of producing Ultra High Performance (UPL) lightweight linerboard grades, Kapstone said.

The new press section was supplied by PMT Italia.

The investment also included projects in the fiber and utilities areas to support production of these strategically important grades.

The installation and startup of the new press and the supporting projects were completed on schedule in early February.

Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation is the fifth largest producer of containerboard and corrugated packaging products and is the largest kraft paper producer in the United States. To learn more, please visit: www.kapstonepaper.com

SOURCE: KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp.