Mondi Frantschach invests €20 million in sustainable pulp manufacturingDecember 8, 2017
Mondi, is investing €20 million to additional enhance the sustainability of its pulp manufacturing on the Frantschach mill in Austria. The mill, which is celebrating its one hundred and fortieth anniversary in 2021, has already been self-sufficient when it comes to power for a few years and provides surrounding communities and industrial firms with surplus warmth from the pulp manufacturing course of.
“Right now, the deal with sustainability and circularity places fibre-based merchandise, and pulp, proper into the highlight. Not solely is wooden a renewable useful resource, however we all know that paper is essentially the most extensively recycled materials on this planet with, for instance 74% of paper and 83% of paper-based packaging in Europe being recycled. Our new plant gear will make our pulp manufacturing much more environment friendly and sustainable. The modernisation and growth of the evaporation plant will increase the quantity of warmth extracted and reduces the necessity for steam. It additionally reduces the chemical oxygen demand of the organic waste water remedy by 140 tonnes per yr”, says Gottfried Joham, Managing Director of Mondi Frantschach.
The choice to take a position was pushed by the necessity to make greatest use of wooden as a major enter. On this particular case, the proportion of tall oil, which can be utilized within the manufacturing of paints, adhesives, or movies, shall be elevated from 18 kg to 35 kg per tonne of pulp. Development of the brand new evaporation plant will begin instantly and commissioning will happen in autumn of 2023.
About Mondi Frantschach
Mondi Frantschach produces kraft papers which are primarily used for meals, constructing supplies, and animal feed. Mondi’s sustainability ambitions are demonstrated by its Mondi Motion Plan 2030 (MAP2030) framework: by specializing in round pushed options, created by empowered folks, taking motion on local weather the Group believes it would have essentially the most influence in reaching constructive change and contributing to a round financial system.