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Former Arjowiggins site in Northern France ready for corrugated cardboard production

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The former Arjowiggins plant in Wizernes, France, which has not been in operation since 2015, is likely to resume its production soon with the manufacturing of recycled corrugated cardboard. In September 2018, the founder of Wizpaper and businessman Henri Bréban acquired from Sequana the plant near Saint-Omer (in Northern France), with the aim of rebuilding it for the production of corrugated cardboard. Bréban already owns the two printing and packaging firms Express Packaging and Express Découpe, which are located not far away from the Wizpaper plant. The PM in the site was previously used to produce woodfree coated paper and had an annual capacity of 140 000 tons. The machine has an annual production capacity of about 180 000 tons.