Sappi North America Completes $25 Million Upgrade Project at Its Cloquet Mill in Minnesota
Sappi North America completed a $25 million capital investment at its Cloquet, Minnesota mill to debottleneck areas of the pulp manufacturing process.
May 7, 2019 - Sappi North America, Inc. today announced the completion of a $25 million capital investment at its Cloquet, Minnesota mill to debottleneck areas of the pulp manufacturing process. The bulk of the investment was made in the recovery areas of the pulp mill.
“We are pleased that this investment brings an additional 30,000 tons per year of pulp production capability to better serve our dissolving wood pulp customers,” said Mike Schultz, Managing Director, Sappi Cloquet Mill.
This investment follows a $5.94 million capital investment in 2017 to replace the headbox on Paper Machine 12 (PM12) at the Cloquet mill, which enabled Sappi to maintain its capacity by adding a state-of-the-art, dilution profiled headbox that produces excellent basis weight profiles.
In 2011, Sappi completed a $170 million project that allowed the Cloquet Mill's kraft pulp operations to also produce chemical cellulose used in textile and consumer goods markets.
Sappi North America, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, operates four diversified businesses — high quality Coated Printing Papers, Specialised Cellulose, Release Papers and Specialty Packaging. To learn more, please visit: www.sappi.com/na.
SOURCE: Sappi North America