Amcor Opens New Paper Recycling Machine in Australia

When fully operational, the paper machine is expected to produce 400 metric tons of recycled content paper per year.

February 6, 2013
Recycling Today Staff
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Amcor Ltd. has officially opened its newest recycled paper machine at its paper mill in Botany, New South Wales, Australia. The Australian firm invested more than $500 million to build the new facility.

In a statement made during the grand opening, Nigel Garrard, managing director of Amcor Australasia and Packaging Distribution, said, "This is the most sophisticated recycled paper making machine in Australasia. It produces high-quality 100 percent recycled brown paper that is stronger, more consistent and has an improved color for our customers." Construction of the new facility began in 2011.

When fully operational the paper machine will produce more than 400,000 metric tons of paper per year. It is the ninth paper machine operating at Amcor’s Botany paper mill site.

"This state-of-the-art recycled paper machine replaces three older machines aged between 43 to 52 years, reducing water consumption by 26 percent, energy usage by 34 percent and the amount of waste sent to landfill by 75 percent," Garrard said in a statement.