What if we could take one giant leap into the future?

Get ready for the big shift – a significant step into the future. An initiative to bring packaging material to a new level. BillerudKorsnäs is proud to introduce the world’s most modern board machine – a shift towards higher availability, technical quality enhancements, a wider scope for innovations, and a big leap in terms of environmental performance. All in one go.

A big shift for the industry

One of Sweden’s biggest industrial investments ever, to supply a growing market with premium paper-based packaging material.

A big shift for innovation

A capacity of 100 million 1-litre milk cartons a day. What’s more: a capability of lighter basis weights, higher stock purity and quality enhancements.

A big shift for the environment

Higher energy efficiency. And as always: 100% pure primary wood fibre from a renewable source. 

Key figures

Capacity
550,000 tonnes
Length
350 metres
Warehousing space
20,000 m2
Operational speed
60 km/h

Big stories

The perfect location

Located in the midst of responsibly managed forests, you will find the most advanced board machine in the world, built to produce climate-smart...

Follow the progress

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Envisioning the fully operational plant

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Capacity for high availability

There is a growing global demand for climate-smart packaging. Because world population grows and environmental awareness is spreading and developing. Our new board machine, with a 550,000-tonne annual capacity, helps fill the supply gap. When fully operational, BillerudKorsnäs mills combined ensure high availability and higher service levels – and more product delivered in shorter lead-times.

A wide scope for innovation

The new, big, state-of-the art board machine is not only fast. It is also precise, producing material of outstanding consistency on some 20 quality parameters. But what widens the scope for innovation is the capability to make super-light liner, board and liquid packaging board. This will extend the grammage range of our products and open up for more lightweighting Projects.

Performance for sustainability

The machine clearly signifies a big shift towards sustainability, in terms of energy efficiency, renewable raw material and the recyclability of product. All systems that make up this giant machine are based on proven technologies. It is the fine-tuning, integration and optimization that make the difference.

When will production start?

In March-April 2019. Full utilization in 2023.

What is special about the capabilities of the machine?

Fast, precise, and able to produce low grammages.

What enhancements are made to the technical product properties?

Several, but mainly the coating, the formation, and the whiteness.

When will the new products be commercially available?

Starting in Q3 2019.

The world’s most modern machine. What does that mean?

State-of-the-art technology. Comparable machines are 20 years older.

How fast does the web go through the machine?

1,000 m/min, which equals 60 km/h.

What products will the new machine make?

Liquid packaging board, white top kraftliner, cartonboard and cup stock.

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Follow the progress

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