Kruger completes commissioning of PM10; starts production of XTR linerboard
6 June 2017
Kruger Inc. has completed the start-up phase of No. 10 Linerboard Machine and begun production of XTR, a next-generation product offering the highest strength-to-basis-weight ratio in North America.
Kruger completed the PM10 rebuild as scheduled and on budget, after 500,000 hours of construction work over a period of 20 months. The Company invested $250 million in this project to ensure optimal results, implementing the best and latest linerboard manufacturing technologies from around the world in every section of the machine.
PM10's recycled pulp is being supplied by a newly built OCC plant that is fully integrated to feed the production line with clean, high quality, high strength pulp.
PM10 has an annual production capacity of 360,000 metric tonnes, which will be sold to corrugated packaging facilities across Canada and the United States.
Kruger Packaging L.P. specializes in the manufacture of containerboard products and corrugated packaging solutions made from 100% recycled fibre.