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Pro-Gest and Lamacart form recycling joint venture

08 Jan 2018 − 

Two big players in Italy have announced a cooperation. Recycling company Lamacart and packaging group Pro-Gest will form a joint venture called United Recycling.

Packaging group Pro-Gest - through its subsidiary Cartiera di Carbonera - and recovered paper recycling company Lamacart, both headquartered in Italy, have eastablished a joint venture. The two companies will cooperate in recycling. The new company will trade under the name of United Recycling S.r.l, according to a press statement.

Pro-Gest says the establishment of the joint venture is part of the development of its recycling division. The group has indeed been investing in an expansion of its recycling activities over the years. In 2016, for example, the company acquired the recycling plant Badia Polesine, which was formerly owned by Levio Loris and that specialises in the collection and recycling of recovered paper. At that time, Pro-Gest noted that it wanted to strengthen its recycling business and become as independent as possible from external recovered paper supply.

Pro-Gest also said the measure would help to achieve an even greater vertical integration in the business of recycling. The company operates several recycling plants in Italy and collects around 1.5 million tpy of waste paper to be recycled. The group is an integrated manufacturer of packaging and tissue products. With a capacity of more than 2 billion of corrugated containers, the group is considered one of the leaders in this sector in Italy.

Currently, Pro-Gest is erecting a new machine for corrugated case material in Mantua, which will require just under 500.000 tpy of recovered paper for production.

Lamacart is a leader in Italy in the recycling of waste paper. The company handles around 1 million to of recovered paper per year.

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