In commemoration of Earth Day, ND Paper announced the launch of a new recycled pulping operation at its Old Town Division in Maine (USA). This new production line will produce approximately 200 metric tons per day of unbleached recycled pulp.
According to the company, the new recycled pulp line uses patent-pending, proprietary technology and will consume regionally-sourced recovered paper, primarily old corrugated containers, as its primary feedstock. In addition, the new line is designed to use considerably less water than a traditional recycled pulping process.
“We are thrilled to start our new recycled pulping operation at the Old Town mill,” said Bruce Hogan, Vice President and General Manager of the Old Town Division. “This multi-million-dollar investment from ND Paper represents another vote of confidence in the State of Maine’s forest products sector, the Old Town Division, and our vision to build a sustainable company for the next 100 years.”
ND Paper purchased the shuttered mill in October 2018 and has since invested millions of dollars into its restart and optimization. At full operation, the recycled pulping operation will support approximately 20 new jobs. Further, ND Paper intends to spend money locally and elsewhere in the State on services including fiber sourcing, operational and maintenance supplies, and logistics.
ABOUT ND PAPER
ND Paper is a leading pulp, packaging and paper company with four mills: Rumford and Old Town, Maine, Fairmont, West Virginia, and Biron, Wisconsin. ND Paper also operates a corrugated packaging plant in Sturtevant, Wisconsin. To learn more, visit: us.ndpaper.com.