European packaging firm Smurfit Kappa said that aAn advanced new paper machine (PM6) started operating at the Los Reyes Paper Mill site in the State of Mexico in January this year.
The firm said that investment in sustainable technology is a part of its long-term commitment to the country.
The PM6 machine is equipped to produce recycled containerboard. It is expected to strengthen the firm’s offering for the agricultural and electrical appliance sectors.
Smurfit Kappa Americas CEO Juan Guillermo Castaneda said: “Mexico is a market with strong growth potential which is key to our operations in the region.
“We continue to invest in this country to boost our competitiveness and offer our customers the very best in sustainable packaging.”
Smurfit Kappa said that the investment in the new PM6 machine, along with the recently completed modernization project for converting plants, significantly increases its offering capabilities for its customers.
Smurfit Kappa Mexico CEO Jorge Alberto Angel said: “Smurfit Kappa has long been committed to best practices in responsibly supplying paper for the sustainable manufacture of board and packaging.
“We are proud to start operating yet another state-of-the-art paper machine in Mexico, further contributing to sustainable development and growth in the country.”
The Los Reyes Paper Mill is one of the three containerboard mills being operated by the company in Mexico. The company also operates 15 converting plants in the country.
Earlier this year, Smurfit Kappa has launched a new paper recycling facility in Malaga, Spain to boost its recovered paper service.
The plant is equipped to process over 30,000 tons of recovered paper annually and help meet the increasing recycling requirements in the city.
Image: The Smurfit Kappa’s new PM6 machine was installed at its Los Reyes Paper Mill site in Mexico. Photo: courtesy of Smurfit Kappa Group.