Start of Varaka's 300,000 tpy containerboard
machine in Turkey is imminent

29 Mar 2019 − 

There is growth in Turkey's paper industry. The country will see several projects for new containerboard capacities implemented in the coming years. One of them is a machine of Varaka which will soon start operating.

Turkish company Varaka will soon bring new capacities for recycled corrugated case material on the market. The company's general manager told EUWID that its rebuilt containerboard machine would start-up in about two weeks time. The PM has a capacity of 300,000 tpy.

The machine, which is located in Varaka's paper mill in Balikesir in Western Turkey, will produce testliner, white-top testliner and fluting, according to the general manager. The PM was originally PM 61 from Holmen's former mill in Madrid and used to produce newsprint and LWC. Varaka acquired the machine in 2012 and rebuilt it to the production of packaging paper.

Varaka has another project in the pipeline. A second machine at the mill is planned to be rebuilt in the next two years.

Find out more on Varaka's second project and on the Turkish paper market in EUWID Pulp and Paper issue no 14/2019, which will be available to our e-paper and print subscribers as of 3 April.

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