A 100 million Euro investment at Laakirchen location
Laakirchen Papier AG is Europe's leading manufacturer of super-calendered (SC) papers. With the mill's entry into the growing packaging paper market, the signs all point to a new direction in 2017.
Within the scope of a major investment project, the PM10 in Laakirchen, which at present is used for the production of high-white magazine paper, is to be converted to the manufacture of lightweight containerboard based on recycled paper. The resulting production will then provide an ideal supplement to the current product portfolio of Heinzel Group's German subsidiary, Raubling Papier GmbH.
In a parallel move, the second paper machine at the Laakirchen mill, the PM11, which produces magazine papers, is being enlarged in order to achieve increased output. Moreover, the extensive investment programme will lead to further alterations to the plant premises derived from the need to adapt the mill's technological and logistical procedures in a number of areas.
Installation of the new waste paper pulper
The new storage area for waste paper awaiting recycling
Construction of a new 2,000 m² fully automated warehouse for starboard paper rolls
The three calenders of the PM10 offer room for film press and the after-drying section
The PM10's wire section is being replaced
More information about conversion of PM10 here.
More information about PM11 enlargement here.