Mondi has confirmed it has approved a €400m investment in a new paper machine at its Štětí mill in the Czech Republic.
The new machine will produce around 210,000 tonnes per annum of sack kraft paper, supporting Mondi’s Paper Bags business thanks to the benefits of a vertically integrated value chain. It will also allow Mondi to optimise production across the remaining kraft paper portfolio and strengthen its position in speciality kraft paper across a broad range of applications such as functional barrier papers.
The investment forms part of the Group’s €1bn expansionary capital investment programme to accelerate growth in sustainable packaging and will further strengthen Mondi’s position in the market; it will also will help the company to meet the growing demand for paper-based flexible packaging, underpinned by growth in e-commerce and sustainable packaging, and will contribute to increasing it’s range of innovative, sustainable packaging and paper solutions.
The paper machine is expected to start up production in 2025 and reach full capacity in 2027.