DYNÄS, SWEDEN — Mondi announced plans to upgrade its pulp and paper mill in Dynäs. The upgrade will allow the company to increase the mill’s efficiency and improve its overall environmental performance, according to the company.

Mondi’s Dynäs facility produces high-quality sack and specialty kraft papers for paper-based packaging for several industries, supporting Mondi’s flexible packaging business. To improve the facility’s efficiency and further reduce its environmental footprint, Mondi will upgrade the mill’s machinery and equipment. Upgrades include a new cooking plant and bark boiler, which will help the company reduce its air and water emissions while also improving utilization of wood materials. 

“The modernization program at Dynäs represents a significant investment in the future of this well-established mill,” said Roman Senecky, chief operating officer of Mondi Kraft Paper. “By producing sustainable sack and specialty kraft paper, we continue to contribute to our MAP2030 [Mondi Action Plans 2030] goals and meet customer demand with innovative solutions such as Advantage StretchWrap, an alternative to plastic film pallet wrapping, and Advantage MF EcoComp, used for high strength packaging like paper bags for wet organic household waste. The mill supplies paper across Europe and plays an important role in the local community.”

Constructional upgrades to the facility are expected to be completed by the end of 2026. 

The news follows a €20 million investment by Mondi to increase the sustainability of its pulp production mill in Frantschach, Austria in late 2021. According to a life cycle assessment (LCA) by Mondi released around the same time, the company’s paper-based pallet wrapping solution — Advantage StretchWrap — scored low for its environmental impact compared to plastic-based pallet wrapping solutions.

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