Sappi Skowhegan PM 1 rebuilt; will produce packaging lines

IN SEPTEMBER, BOSTON, MA-BASED SAPPI NORTH AMERICA, Inc. announced the end of a year-long rebuild of PM 1 at its Somerset mill in Skowhegan, ME.

In February 2017, Sappi Ltd. announced a major investment at Somerset to establish a strong platform for growth in paperboard packaging, while maintaining its position in the graphic paper market, increasing annual production capacity at the mill to almost one million tons per year.

The new paperboard grades provide luxury packaging and folding carton applications and complement Sappiā€™s existing specialty packaging products for the food packaging and labeling industries.

Sappi North America, Inc. is a subsidiary of Sappi Ltd. headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, www.sappi.com.

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