Norske Skog Bruck has started production of containerboard, introducing 210 thousand tons of competitive testliner and fluting capacity to meet the growing demand for renewable packaging. Production is based on 100 percent recycled fiber and will use steam from the new waste-to-energy plant, opening in April 2022.
Norske Skog Bruck will begin delivering containerboard to customers in the second quarter. Full production utilization of 95 percent is expected in the second half of 2025.
“We are excited to enter a new market,” says Sven Ombudstvedt, CEO of Norske Skog. “This represents a new era for Norske Skog and is an important step in becoming one of Europe’s leading independent producers of high-quality, renewable and environmentally friendly container panels. The new products illustrate the inherent potential of our industrial sites and will strengthen Norske Skog’s asset base and cash flow generation for decades to come.”