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Korsnäs to Increase Sheeting Capacity at Frövi Mill in Sweden

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Korsnäs, Sweden, reports that it is increasing sheeted paper capacity at its Frövi mill in Sweden by installing another sheeting machine. The SEK 30 million ($4.5 million) project involves modifications to the existing equipment and premises as well as new equipment. The mill has two existing machines with a total sheeting capacity of 60,000 metric tpy, but this is not enough to meet future market needs, the company says.

Korsnäs notes that addition of a modern sheeting machine means that it will be able to offer the latest technology in meeting customers' increasing quality requirements and the market's increased tonnage needs. The capacity of the new machine is estimated to be 30,000 metric tpy and it is expected to be brought online and aligned during the autumn of 2011.

"Carrying out sheeting adjacent to cartonboard production is favorable from the point of view of quality, since our positioning towards premium applications imposes increasing quality requirements on sheeted products," explains Håkan Krantz, mill director at Korsnäs Frövi.

Korsnäs operates three production facilities: Gävle, Frövi, and Rockhammar in Sweden. Its production capacity totals 1.1 million metric tpy of cartonboard and paper, with integrated pulp production. Korsnäs develops, manufactures, and sells virgin fiber-based packaging materials. The company also produces biofuel pellets at two plants in Latvia. The company exports approximately 90% of its products.