Canadian paper company will switch furnish from newsprint to 100 percent recycled lightweight paper.
|Atlantic Packaging to open what it is calling the first high-performance lightweight recycled paper mill in North America.
|Atlantic Packaging Products
, based in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, has announced plans to reopen its Whitby, Ontario, paper mill by March 2013.
The mill, formerly a producer of newsprint, will be upgraded to produce 100-percent-recycled lightweight paper that will be used to make high-performance corrugated packaging products, the company says.
Dave Boles, president of Atlantic Packaging, says, "In North America, the term lightweight has been primarily used in reference to the basis weight of the paper, with little or no emphasis on strength. What we're talking about is a disruptive technology that is capable of producing low basis weights (lighter paper) with sustainability and strength characteristics unlike anything in corrugated packaging today."
Boles adds, "Sustainability objectives from large retailers are driving the industry forward, and soon Atlantic will be in a position to provide our customers with the most sustainable corrugated packaging option available in North America.”