Cascades invests $26.4 million for new corrugator at Drummondville

Cindy Macdonald
November 03, 2015
By
Cascades is installing a corrugator similar to this BHS unit at its Drummondville plant.
Cascades is installing a corrugator similar to this BHS unit at its Drummondville plant. Photo: Cascades
Nov. 3, 2015 – Cascades Inc. is investing $26.4 million at its Norampac corrugated board conversion plant in Drummondville, Que., to install a new corrugator that will double the plant’s production capacity.

The current building will be expanded by 45,000 sq. ft. to accommodate the new equipment from BHS Corrugated of Germany. The expansion should be complete by mid-November, and the new corrugator will be operational as of January 2016.
“Today’s announcement is part of our strategic plan aiming to focus our efforts and investments in the packaging and tissue paper strategic sectors. This process is beginning to show results,” explained Mario Plourde, president and CEO of Cascades.
Norampac chief operating officer Charles Malo said the new corrugator will be the first of its kind in Canada, and noted that it is one of the fastest in the world. “This project is an opportunity to reinforce our leadership in the market and show our dedication to our clientele. Our customers are the reason for our existence and, now more than ever, we wish to improve our service offer with innovative products that meet the highest industry standards,” said Malo.
A corrugator assembles linerboard and medium to produce a rigid corrugated sheet. The unit supplied by BHS has an innovative quality control system, and machine width of 110 in. It can manufacture board at a rate of 450 m /min.
As well as increasing capacity, the new equipment should provide Norampac with the ability to produce higher quality packaging with greater speed of execution. Adding new equipment at the cutting edge of technology will also help reduce operating costs, the company states.
The Norampac Drummondville facility was founded in 1985 and was bought by Cascades in 1992. The mill converts corrugated board, making packaging for the manufacturing sector, and the food, textile and shoe industries from linerboard and medium supplied by Norampac’s containerboard mills. The mill also recently installed Martin and Evol printing presses.

Add comment

Disclaimer
Note: By submitting your comments you acknowledge that Pulp and Paper Canada has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that due to the volume of e-mails we receive, not all comments will be published and those that are published will not be edited. However, all will be carefully read, considered and appreciated.


Security code
Refresh

Subscription Centre

 
New Subscription
 
Already a Subscriber
 
Customer Service
 
View Digital Magazine Renew

Most Popular

We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. To find out more, read our Privacy Policy.