Kruger Packaging Announces Important Transformation Project At Its Place Turcot Mill

Kruger Packaging today announced investments of over $30 million to modernize its Place Turcot Containerboard Mill in Montréal. With this important transformation to be completed in 2025, the Place Turcot facility will be the first in North America to manufacture 100% recycled saturating kraft board, a product that is used to make high-pressure laminates for furniture, countertops and decorative paneling.

The project was announced during a press conference held at the Place Turcot facility in the presence of the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, who was standing in for the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources; Maïté Blanchette Vézina, Québec Minister of Natural Resources and Forests; Maxime Cossette, Corporate Vice President, Fibre, Biomaterials and Sustainability at Kruger; and Stéphane Deshaies, General Manager of the Place Turcot Containerboard Mill.

In support of this innovative project, the government of Canada is contributing $10 million through the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program, while the Québec government is providing a combined sum of more than $3 million through the Innovation Bois Program, as well as the ÉcoPerformance program, which stems from the 2030 Plan for a Green Economy.

In addition to eco-friendly saturating kraft board, Place Turcot will make other specialty products from 100% recycled fibres, including gypsum board paper, customized board for residential construction, folding box board for FDA-compliant food packaging, and white top linerboard. The transformation project will help to secure the Mill’s 153 jobs and contribute to reducing its overall environmental footprint, while also reinforcing Kruger’s leadership as the largest recycler of paper and paperboard in Canada.
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