May 1, 2023 - Holmen said that it is investing SEK 450 million to rebuild a paper machine, PM52, at its Braviken Paper Mill in Sweden.
The Braviken Mill has two paper machines — PM52 and PM53.
According to Holmen, rebuilding PM52 at Braviken will broaden the product range for book paper while enabling the company to efficiently increase the production of fluting, which is used in the center layer of corrugated boxes. The rebuild is planned for autumn 2024.
"After this investment, we will be able to produce a fluting product that meets the quality requirements for demanding applications with less material consumption than established products," explained Tommy Wiksand, Vice President Business Development Paper at Holmen. "We will also be able to offer higher grammages of our book paper from Braviken Paper Mill."
Lars Lundin, Senior Vice President Paper, added, "In 2022, we launched a new corrugated board product, Holmen INNR, which has been well received by the market. Holmen's paper products have a low climate footprint and are lighter than traditional alternatives, making them resource efficient without compromising on strength, quality or overall feel."
Braviken Paper Mill is located outside Norrköping, 160 km south of Stockholm, Sweden. The mill produces SC (supercalendered) paper, book paper, light weight uncoated paper, and containerboard. There is also a thermomechanical pulp mill on the site.
Holmen's business is built around the forest ecocycle and the renewable products we can create from it. The Group's business areas are: Forest, Wood Products, Paperboard, Paper and Renewable Energy.
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