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Santiago Arbelaez named Chairman of International Paper’s Paper and Packaging Board

International Paper announces the appointment of Santiago Arbelaez as the Chairman of the Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB) Board of Directors. This leadership appointment was made by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and marks a pivotal moment for the organization. As the Chairman, Arbelaez will collaborate closely with the P+PB leadership team and the eight-member Board […]

Multiple awards in the Americas demonstrate Smurfit Kappa’s continued excellence in innovation

Smurfit Kappa was honored with the 2023 Strategic Supplier Innovation Award from the Chamberlain Group (CG), a recognition of its efforts to improve supply chain efficiency through groundbreaking technologies and sustainable packaging solutions. Smurfit Kappa’s investment in cutting-edge technology, along with its 1000 designers worldwide, enables the creation of customized packaging solutions that showcase customers’ […]

Smurfit Kappa inaugurates pioneering industrial water treatment plant in Serbia

Smurfit Kappa has inaugurated a pioneering purification and wastewater treatment plant in Belgrade, Serbia, the first of its kind in the country. The state-of-the-art plant is located on the site of Smurfit Kappa’s Belgrade paper mill, which was acquired in 2019. The Group’s €5 million investment in the plant enables it to purify water to […]

Smurfit Kappa and Westrock merger deal would create the largest containerboard producer in the world

Smurfit Kappa Group CEO Tony Smurfit said that the combination of Smurfit Kappa and WestRock is a promising and complementary deal. The two companies signed a definitive agreement to combine in what would create a $34 billion company with 23 million tons of mill capacity and 500 converting plants focused on containerboard, as well as a large […]

Smurfit Kappa announces a €40 million investment in a significant expansion of its Pruszków plant

Smurfit Kappa has completed its latest investment project in Poland, resulting in a significant expansion of its Pruszków corrugated plant. The expansion makes the plant Smurfit Kappa’s largest in Poland and one of the most high-tech and modern packaging plants in Europe. In addition to the state-of-the-art machinery installed at the plant, it is expected […]

Smurfit Kappa invests Euro 27 million in lime kiln and gas treatment system at paper mill in Spain

Smurfit Kappa is investing Euro 27 million in a state-of-the-art new waste management and recovery facility at its Nervión paper mill in Iurreta, Spain. The lime kiln and gas treatment system will have a production capacity of 120 tonnes of lime per day and will provide significant environmental benefits. The new circular system will allow the […]

Smurfit Kappa invests over €20 million in Central and Eastern Europe

Smurfit Kappa has completed significant investments in its manufacturing plants in Olomouc in the Czech Republic and Obaly Štúrovo in Slovakia respectively. The investments of more than €20 million announced last year further highlight Smurfit Kappa’s expansion and commitment to investing in its Central and Eastern European operations. The two plants received significant upgrades, installing […]

Smurfit Kappa to Invest $100 Million in New Biomass Boiler at Its Paper Mill in Yumbo, Columbia

Smurfit Kappa is investing almost USD 100 million in a sustainable biomass boiler to be installed at its Cali Mill in Yumbo, Columbia, which will reduce the company’s global Scope 1 and Scope 2 CO2 emissions by approximately 6%. Smurfit Kappa noted that it has successfully implemented biomass boilers at several other locations including the […]

Smurfit Kappa helps rare football boots seller achieve sustainability goal

Smurfit Kappa has developed a new sustainable eCommerce packaging solution for RareBoots4u, a supplier of classic football boots to many well-known names in world football, including Karim Benzema, Bruno Fernandes and Mason Mount. RareBoots4u was the brainchild of two 16-year-old boys, Jake Self and Cam Sangster, who turned their passion for football boots into a […]

Smurfit Kappa Acquires Atlas Packaging in the UK

Smurfit Kappa UK Limited, a subsidiary of Smurfit Kappa Group, has announced the acquisition of Atlas Packaging, an independent corrugated packaging provider based in Barnstaple, North Devon, England. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Smurfit Kappa said Atlas Packaging is well invested with a strong market presence in the UK which allows them to […]