Model to commission corrugated case material machine at Eilenburg mill in April
20 February 2024
Model acquired the Eilenburg mill from Stora Enso in 2021 and converted the newsprint machine to recycled corrugated case material production. Model Sachsen Papier, which is the official name of the Eilenburg paper mill site, will sell containerbaord to third parties as well.
Swiss paper and packaging group Model Holding will commission the rebuilt recycled corrugated case material (RCCM) machine at the Eilenburg mill in Germany in April this year. The new start-up date was announced in the company's 2023 annual report. The rebuilt machine was originally planned to be commissioned at the end of 2023.
Model had acquired the Eilenburg paper mill from Stora Enso in August 2021 with the intention to convert the 280,000 tpy newsprint machine to recycled corrugated case materials production. Model puts the production capacity of the rebuilt RCCM machine at 600,000 tpy, including lightweight paper grades.
The Eilenburg site operates under the name Model Sachsen Papier and will supply both the group's own corrugated board plants as well as third parties, it is said.
In 2023, Model produced almost 475,000 tpy of corrugated case material. The new paper machine in Eilenburg will boost containerboard production capacity at Model group above 1 million tpy.