The 100% recycled fibre Bruck PM3 has been opened by Norske Skog.
Capable of 210,000 tonnes of containerboard capacity, Norske Skog hopes that this new machine at the Bruck mill in Austria will help it become the go-to supplier for sustainable containerboard in Europe.
Dignatories including the Vice Chancellor of Austria Werner Kogler, Norske Skog chair Geir Drangsland and its chief executive Tore Hansesætre were on hand to open the machine.
Tore Hansesætre said: “The Bruck PM3 plays a vital role in our plans to introduce 760,000 tonnes of containerboard capacity to meet the growing demand for renewable packaging, and supporting Europe in its need to replace fossil-based packaging material. It was great to be in Bruck today and to share this milestone with everyone here.”
Production of containerboard grades testliner 3 and fluting began in April this year at Bruck from PM3 with production ramping up. By the second half of 2025, PM3 is expected to be at 95% utilisation.