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Sappi to invest €25 million for upgrades in Lanaken and Kirkniemi mills




Sappi to invest €25 million for upgrades in Lanaken and Kirkniemi mills




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Sappi Limited has approved investments of some EUR 25million for upgrades in Lanaken and Kirkniemi mills, Europe during the course of 2016.


This new investment in Kirkniemi Mill, PM3 will get a new shoe press for more effective drying as well as modifications to the headbox. Further improvements will include a dilution controlled head box to ensure good runnability, especially on the base paper machine. The investment will increase energy efficiency on PM3 and will promote PM3´s cost competitiveness. The new equipment will further enhance quality consistency through better basis weight and moisture profiles.

At Lanaken Mill, the gate-roll coater on PM7 will be replaced with a state-of-the-art film-press coater. With additional adaptations to the drying system and coating preparation, the rebuild paves the way for the first coating to have more weight. The investment will enable PM7 to produce the entire portfolio of grades – without compromising on web profile, coating coverage and paper properties.

All work will be completed by the end of calendar year 2016.


Name Sappi Limited
Location Europe
Type Upgrade
Estimated Cost €25 Million