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DS Smith Invests €145M In Viana, Portugal

DS Smith Invests €145M In Viana, Portugal



DS Smith Invests €145M In Viana, Portugal




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DS Smith announced an ambitious upgrade program to its kraft paper mill in Viana, Portugal.


A multiyear €145M package of investments will bring some of the most up to date paper-making machinery to Viana, rebuilding the mills paper machine and reducing CO2 emissions.

Marking the company’s commitment to both growth and the circular economy in Portugal, the investment package will include the rebuild of the existing paper machine and a brand-new state of the art recovery boiler which will be one of the most modern in Europe.

The boiler will improve environmental performance by enhancing steam efficiency at the mill by 25%, with steam from the boiler being recycled back into the mill. The start-up of the new boiler, provided by market leader Valmet, is expected to be in early 2025.

The new boiler will also support the rebuild of the mill’s paper machine,PM4, increasing both its speed and capacity. This will ensure that Viana mill will continue to play a key role in meeting the rising demand for plastic replacement solutions, with the rebuild allowing for the production of new and innovative papers to support customers' evolving demand for more sustainable packaging solutions.