Sappi North America Invests $25 Million in Cloquet, Minn., Mill

CLOQUET, Minn. — May 7, 2019 — Sappi North America Inc. — a producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and dissolving wood pulp — today announced the completion of a $25 million capital investment at its Cloquet, Minn. mill to debottleneck areas of the pulp manufacturing process. The bulk of the investment was made in the recovery areas of the pulp mill.

“We are pleased that this investment brings an additional 30,000 tons per year (TPY) of pulp production capability to better serve our dissolving wood pulp customers,” said Mike Schultz, managing director, Sappi Cloquet Mill.

Sappi North America Inc., headquartered in Boston, converts wood fiber into products that customers demand worldwide. The success of its four diversified businesses — high-quality Coated Printing Papers, Dissolving Wood Pulp, Packaging and Specialty Papers and Casting and Release Papers — is driven by strong customer relationships, best-in-class people and advantaged assets, products and services. High-quality Coated Printing Papers — including McCoy, Opus, Somerset, and Flo — are the key platform for premium magazines, catalogs, books, direct mail and high-end print advertising.

The company is a manufacturer of Dissolving Wood Pulp with its Verve brand, a sustainable fiber used in a wide range of products, including textile fibers and household goods. Sappi delivers sustainable Packaging and Specialty Papers for luxury packaging and folding carton applications with our single-ply packaging brands, Spectro and Proto, and for the food and label industries with specialty papers LusterPrint and LusterCote. Sappi also offers Casting and Release Papers with the Ultracast, PolyEx and Classics lines for the automotive, fashion and engineered films industries. Customers rely on Sappi for high technical, operational and market expertise; products and services delivered with consistently high quality and reliability; and, state-of-the-art and cost-competitive assets and innovative spirit.

Sappi North America is a subsidiary of Sappi Ltd., a global company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with more than 12,000 employees and manufacturing operations on three continents in seven countries and customers in over 150 countries.

Posted May 7, 2019

Source:  Sappi North America, Inc.