Empire Recycled Fiber to Build Recycled Pulp Production Facility in Pennsylvania
The design production capacity of the planned recycled pulp facility is about 1,250 tons day or 440,000 tons per year. The facility will consume 500,000 tons per year of old corrugated containers (OCC) and Mixed Paper once commercially operational.
July 3, 2020 - Empire Recycled Fiber, LLC, a privately owned joint venture, is in the process of siting, engineering and financing the construction of a recovered fiber market pulp manufacturing facility in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania.
According to the LinkedIn page of the company's President and CEO, Jim Austin, the design production capacity of the facility is about 1,250 tons day or 440,000 tons per year. The facility will consume 500,000 tons per year of old corrugated containers (OCC) and Mixed Paper once commercially operational.
Industry news outlet, Resource Recycling, reported that Empire Recycled Fiber has a Chinese paper producer as an equity partner, and that same company signed a 20-year offtake agreement for the pulp. The project team has not publicly named the partner company, which holds a majority ownership in the Pennsylvania facility.
The article by Colin Staub at Resource Recycling said that early work on the mill project began about a year ago and the company plans to close on financing during the third quarter of 2020. Full construction work is planned to start this fall and take a year to 14 months.
Project leaders are already working with numerous recovered paper suppliers and are looking for long-term supply contracts, and will begin buying recovered paper in late 2021 as the facility gears up for a 2022 startup, the article said.
A comprehensive article is available at Resource Recycling.
SOURCE: Resource Recycling and LinkedIn