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Smurfit Kappa Builds Corrugated Board Igloo in Sweden

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Smurfit Kappa, Ireland, has installed a corrugated board igloo in Piteå, Sweden. Made from kraftliner-based corrugated board, the igloo was created to test the durability and resistance of kraftliner in extreme conditions of low temperatures and contact with water. Measuring four meters wide and two meters high, the igloo is constructed using a combination of kraftliner white top, recycled high performance, and kraftliner papers. 
While igloos are usually made from cubes of ice with a slight angle, the dome in Piteå was made from perfectly rectangular corrugated building blocks, which required consierable ingenuity and creativity on the part of Smurfit Kappa engineers.  

Temperatures in Piteå, where the company also has a kraftliner paper mill, can drop to as low as -13o C. The igloo has proved to be a big hit with locals, offering welcome respite from the cold outside and acting as a social hub complete with tables and chairs and a warm and friendly atmosphere. 

Smurfit Kappa notes that its latest creation demonstrates the resistance and durability of kraftliner as well as the company's extensive expertise and innovation. More information about Smurfit Kappa's commitment to "open the future" is available online.

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