Trade Resources Company News Unveilling $500m Recycled Paper Machine in Botany Mill, Australia

Unveilling $500m Recycled Paper Machine in Botany Mill, Australia

Amcor Australasia, a division of Amcor, has announced the opening of a new $500m recycled paper machine B9 at its Botany Paper Mill in New South Wales, Australia.

The company's ninth machine to operate at the site, B9 produces more than 400,000t of 100% recycled brown paper annually when operating at full capacity and is set to deliver environmental benefits considerably.

B9 machine, which is 330m long and 22m high, produces 1.6km of paper every minute. The reels of paper weigh up to 47t and measure about 5.7m in diameter.

Amcor Australasia and Packaging Distribution managing director Nigel Garrard said the ability to reduce the weight of the paper over time gives opportunities to the company to team up with its customers to create new packaging solutions.

"This state-of-the-art recycled paper machine replaces three older machines aged between 43-52 years, reducing water consumption by 26 per cent, energy usage by 34 per cent and the amount of waste sent to landfill by 75 per cent," Garrard said.

Amcor's Botany Paper Mill commenced operations in 1902 with two paper machines, and a further seven machines have been commissioned on site since then.

Amcor Australasia delivers a broad range of packaging solutions for the food, beverage, grocery, household, personal care and industrial markets.

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Amcor Unveils $500m Recycled Paper Machine in Botany Mill, Australia