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KapStone Paper and Packaging to invest $6m in Cowpens facility in US

KapStone Paper and Packaging, a North American producer of kraft paper and packaging products, is investing $6m to expand it facility in Cherokee County, South Carolina, US.

The investment will see installation of a new hydraulic dilution control headbox, as well as a new bottom-ply chain conveyor at the KapStone’s Cowpens facility.

Commissioned in 1992, KapStone’s Cowpens facility features paper mill capable of producing recycled linerboard and medium.

KapStone Cowpens paper mill, mill operations vice-president Steven Leahy said: “Investing in our industry-leading recycled paper mill in Cowpens demonstrates our continued commitment to Cherokee County.”

KapStone expects the new equipment to increase the speed, efficiency and quality of its products.

South Carolina Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said: “KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation has a long history of success in South Carolina, and we congratulate them on this latest expansion. Today’s announcement is further proof that all of our hard work in creating a pro-business climate in our state continues to pay off.”

Cherokee County council chairman Tim Spencer said: “The latest expansion by KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation is a perfect example of how Cherokee County is not only a great place to live, but a great place to do business. We look forward to helping them continue to grow.”

KapStone’s paper mills are equipped to produce kraft and recycled products which include Kraftpak, DuraSorb, TEA-Kraft and FibreShield, as well as extensible kraft paper grades and high-performance, lightweight linerboard.

The firm, which employs approximately 6,000 people, also provides industrial and retail corrugated packaging solutions for its customers.