Rottneros, a leading Swedish pulp and paper manufacturer, and Arctic Paper, a Polish manufacturer of high-quality graphic paper, have officially founded a 50/50-owned company to build and operate a factory in Poland to produce moulded fibre trays on a large industrial scale. The joint venture project, which aims to offer sustainable packaging solutions in Poland, is on track and is expected to begin operations at the end of 2023.
Creating a Sustainable Packaging Solution
The joint venture project between Rottneros and Arctic Paper aims to build a factory that produces moulded fibre trays, which are an eco-friendly alternative to plastic trays. The factory will operate on a large industrial scale, with a production capacity of up to 80 million units per year. The raw material for the trays will be pulp from Rottneros Mill. The trays are ideal for high-heat and frozen or chilled foods and have an extended shelf life, making them perfect for food packaging. The company aims to achieve a turnover of around 140 MSEK once operating at full capacity.
Demonstrating Quality and Scalability
Lennart Eberleh, Rottneros’ CEO and President, said that the joint venture project aims to use the plant as a model to demonstrate both high quality and scalable production. The company intends to showcase its eco-friendly packaging solution to the market, providing a competitive and fossil-free solution to food packaging. The technology used in Sunne, Sweden, has been successfully adapted for use on an industrial scale.
Investment and Project Timeline
The investment in the factory is expected to total the equivalent of around 230 MSEK. The project is on schedule, and the factory is expected to begin operations at the end of 2023. The joint venture company, which is owned by Rottneros and Arctic Paper, will work together to ensure that the project is a success. The partnership between the two companies will provide a unique opportunity to bring their complementary skills and expertise to create a sustainable packaging solution.
The joint venture project between Rottneros and Arctic Paper is an exciting development in the world of sustainable packaging. The project aims to produce moulded fibre trays that are an eco-friendly alternative to plastic trays. The trays will be ideal for high-heat and frozen or chilled foods, and have an extended shelf life, making them perfect for food packaging. The factory is expected to begin operations at the end of 2023, and the joint venture company is committed to ensuring that the project is a success. With their complementary skills and expertise, Rottneros and Arctic Paper are well-positioned to create a sustainable packaging solution that can be used on an industrial scale.
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