A specialist in the manufacture of paper for the hygiene sector, Italian Lucart has just put into operation its ninth production line at its French factory in Laval-sur-Vologne (Vosges).
With an investment of 3 million euros, it should allow the production of 15,000 tons of industrial cleaning rolls per year, which will be destined for communities, hospitals, schools, among others. 80% are produced from recycled paper waste fibers and 20% from virgin fibers.
“This new line has two objectives: to absorb the very significant increase in the production volume of our cleaning products and toilet paper, and also to simplify the production chain and improve the organization of the factory”, explains Alessandro Pasquini, president of Lucart from France.
Driven by the health situation, Lucart’s turnover in Laval-sur-Vologne is expected to grow by more than 10%, from 89 to 100 million euros in 2020. Alessandro Pasquini adds that, since its founding in 2008, the factory it doubled its turnover and also significantly increased its workforce with 292 employees in 2019, compared to 228 at the inauguration.
From the recovery of 70,000 tons of paper and 15,000 tons of cardboard, Lucart produces 60,000 tons of matrix reels for its conversion lines.