Ansval drops plans for production of greaseproof paper at Arjowiggins' Charavines mill in France

Saturday, Oct 10, 2015

The French industrial fund Ansval Invest France has given up its plans to take over Arjowiggins' shuttered Charavines mill in France to produce a new type of greaseproof paper using a technology referred to as "chromatografting." The reason, the firm said, is lack of startup support from Arjowiggins.

Chromatografting implies making paper and board water- and greaseproof without applying a barrier coating, but by grafting onto the basic cellulose polymer, thus protecting the paper. Ansval planned to start with a capacity of 12,000 tonnes/yr, which it could later scale up to 20,000 tonnes/yr.

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