International Paper's Rebuilt Coated Board Machine at Kwidzyn Mill Starts Up

A coated board machine at its Kwidzyn mill (Poland) was rebuilt and now has the ability to produce lighter-weight board grades, along with greater finishing flexibility.

April 9, 2014 - International Paper announced today that its coated paperboard machine at the Polish Kwidzyn mill successfully restarted after the completion of the machine rebuild.

The USD60+ million modernization project enables the production of lighter-weight board grades, along with greater finishing flexibility, IP said.

"The rebuild has been a total success," said Marek Krzykowski, Mill General Director at Kwidzyn. "Operations are fully restored and our new capabilities will allow us to provide even better products and services for our customers."

The investment and International Paper's resulting enlarged product portfolio respond directly to customers' growing demand for economically attractive and environmentally sustainable packaging solutions.

"Our renowned Alaska and Arktika grades continue to be available with unchanged technical specifications following the rebuild," said Michael Krueger, International Paper's Commercial Director for Coated Paperboard & Recycled Specialties.

"In addition, we intend to introduce our new differentiated lighter-weight GC2 products by the end of this quarter, and will be communicating further details in the coming weeks."

International Paper (IP) is a global leader in packaging and paper with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa. Its businesses include industrial and consumer packaging and uncoated papers. To learn more please visit: internationalpaper.com.

SOURCE: International Paper