Kruger Packaging has confirmed investments of over $30m to modernize its Place Turcot containerboard mill in Montréal, Canada.
With this important transformation to be completed in 2025, the Place Turcot mill will be the first in North America to manufacture 100% recycled saturating kraft board, a product that is used to make high-pressure laminates for furniture, countertops and decorative paneling.
In support of this innovative project, the Canadian government is contributing $10m through the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program, while the Québec government is providing a combined sum of more than $3m through the Innovation Bois Program, as well as the ÉcoPerformance program, which stems from the 2030 Plan for a Green Economy.
In addition to eco-friendly saturating kraft board, Place Turcot will make other specialty products from 100% recycled fibres, including gypsum board paper, customized board for residential construction, folding box board for FDA-compliant food packaging, and white top linerboard. The transformation project will help to secure the mill’s 153 jobs and contribute to reducing its overall environmental footprint, while also reinforcing Kruger’s leadership as the largest recycler of paper and paperboard in Canada.