Stora Enso invests EUR 23 million in the Varkaus containerboard site. The aim of the investment is to increase the flexibility of the product range available for customers and to grow the site’s total capacity by approximately 10%. This will also increase the use of recycled fiber in the production in addition to fresh wood fiber. The Varkaus site produces unbleached softwood pulp and high-quality brown and white top containerboard for corrugated board, i.e. kraftliners. In addition to unbleached softwood pulp, the paper mill currently uses about one third of the total board packaging recycled in Finland as its raw material. The investment will further increase the use of recycled fiber in the site.
Between June 20 and 22, Klabin will participate in the 25th Hortitec, Brazil’s largest technical fair targeted at the farm produce sector, to be held in Holambra in the interior region of São Paulo state. Along with EcoKraft, the company will showcase its recyclable corrugated board packaging for the farm produce segment.
At the Klabin booth, visitors can learn about the characteristics of the packaging solution, which is tailored to the specifications of diverse products in this market. The company’s corrugated board boxes come in specific formats to accommodate and pack fruits, vegetables, greens and other food products, ensuring resistance, protection of the contents, as well as ease of storage and transportation. Moreover, the packaging is recyclable and produced using raw material obtained from planted and certified forests.
Considered one of the main fairs in the farm produce segment in Brazil, Hortitec features several companies from the sector, which present diverse inputs for the segment, from machinery, packaging and protection equipment to seeds, seedlings and fertilizers