Verso to invest at Androscoggin

Miamisburg, OH-based Verso Corp. will invest over the next 18 months in upgrades to increase the release liner paper capacity of No. 4 paper machine at its Androscoggin mill in Jay, ME.

Said Verso’s president of graphic papers Mike Weinhold, “When enhanced with these technology upgrades, the No. 4 paper machine’s six-metre width, technical capabilities and fully integrated pulp platform will be particularly well suited to support the growing release liner market. Additionally, these investments advance Verso’s strategy to reposition 100% of the Androscoggin mill’s production to serve specialty paper and packaging markets.”

Two project phases include technology upgrades in pulping and refining systems, stock flow piping and paper winding capabilities. The first phase is scheduled for completion in 3Q18 and the second phase in 2019.

Verso’s release liner and pressure sensitive label paper portfolio includes over 60 grades made at four Verso US mills and shipped worldwide.

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