DS Smith to Boost Capacity at Aschaffenburg Containerboard Mill

DS Smith will install a new pulper and rebuild the waste treatment plant at its Aschaffenburg mil in Germany. The EUR 7.6 million ($8.5 million) project, scheduled to begin this May, will boost the mill’s output of recycled fiber used in the production of corrugated case material.

The new pulper and feeding belt in the stock preparation unit will increase the mill’s production capacity by 30,000 metric tpy, from 400,000 metric tpy to 430,000 metric tpy of recycled containerboard.

The Aschaffenburg mill has a single board machine producing recycled fluting and testliner in basic weights of 80-120 gsm. The new capacity will come online in January 2017.