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Canada announces a contribution of $10M for Kruger Packaging L.P. to transform their mill to produce recycled saturating kraft

February 13, 2023
By Canadian Manufacturing

Presented by:
CMO

MONTREAL — On Feb. 10, Canada’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General, David Lametti, on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Jonathan Wilkinson, announced a federal contribution of $10 million to Kruger Packaging L.P. for the transformation of the Kruger Place Turcot Mill in Montreal into North America’s first mill to produce 100-percent recycled saturating kraft.

The contribution is made through the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program, which supports Canada’s forest sector in remaining globally competitive through targeted investments in advanced technologies.

This change will try to put Kruger Place Turcot Mill on the map globally. Kruger is a consumer of recycled old corrugated containers in the greater Montreal region, and with its new machine-learning and artificial intelligence technologies it will also increase productivity, reduce mill waste and diversify its product line to meet growing markets for new saturating paper grades. As the first North American paper mill to manufacture 100-percent recycled saturating kraft, Kruger Place Turcot Mill is expected to see emissions reductions of approximately 2,200 tonnes per year through this project, which is the equivalent of preventing over one million kilograms of coal from being burned annually.

The mill’s transformation will be completed in 2025.

“The Government of Canada is partnering with industry and workers to reduce emissions and create better products to meet global demand. Today, we announced a $10-million investment in Kruger Place Turcot Mill in Montreal. This investment will result in a state-of-the art recycled product while reducing emissions and supporting good jobs,” said Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources.


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