Norske Skog

Norske Skog Bruck Begins Commercial Deliveries of Recycled Containerboard

May 16, 2023 - Norske Skog Bruck announces successful commercial orders of the containerboard grades Testliner 3 and Fluting. This represents the introduction of 210,000 tonnes of competitive containerboard capacity to meet the growing demand for renewable and re-usable packaging. The production is based 100% on recycled fibre and will use steam from the waste-to-energy plant, which opened in April 2022.

"We are delighted to have received our first commercial orders of Strato Testliner 3 and Fluting, which underlines that customers have tested our paper successfully. This is a significant milestone that demonstrates our commitment to the packaging market, and we look forward to further expanding our product offering in the future," says Tore Hansesaere, SVP Strategic Projects at Norske Skog.

In early April, Norske Skog started production of recycled containerboard at its Bruck mill in Styria, Austria. Bruck mill's PM3 was converted from the production of newsprint to testliner and fluting, and has the capacity to produce 210,000 tonnes per year.

Norske Skog Bruck is now ramping up production and expects full utilisation of 95% in the second half of 2025.

The successful commercial orders of Strato Testliner 3 and Fluting mark a new era for Norske Skog and strengthen the company's asset base and cash flow generation for decades ahead.

Norske Skog is a world leading producer of publication paper with strong market positions and customer relations in Europe and Australasia. The Norske Skog Group operates four mills in Europe, two of which will produce recycled packaging paper following ongoing conversion projects. In addition, the Group operates one paper mill in Australia.

SOURCE: Norsdke Skog