Saica Paper hits four million tonne milestone at its PM-11 plant
UK, 22 Dec 2021
Saica Paper has hit a major production milestone, having produced four million tonnes of recycled paper at its Greater Manchester mill, known as PM-11, since it began production in January 2012.
Saica employs around 250 people directly and indirectly at the site in Partington, Greater Manchester, where it manufactures recycled paper for the packaging Industry.
The team hit the milestone on 24th November 2021. Given that it takes an average of 24 trees to make one tonne of paper1, the PM-11 plant has now recycled an equivalent amount of paper to that produced by 96 million trees.
The PM-11 mill employs state-of-the-art technologies to minimise the environmental impact of producing containerboard papers and is designed to use 40% less water and 50% less electricity per tonne of paper than the industry’s guidelines.
Pasi Hayrynen, Plant Manager at PM11, commented: “As a business we are wholly committed to the circular economy, and the work we do at PM11 plays an important part in that. Demand for corrugated cardboard packaging is on the up and it is vital that sites like ours can help to produce as much of that as possible in a sustainable manner. The team at this site have been breaking records since it started almost 10 years ago and it is testament to their dedication and teamwork that they have hit this significant milestone.”
Saica Group is one of the largest European players in the development and production of recycled paper for corrugated board, with a production of 3.2 million tonnes of recycled paper. With more than 10.000 employees across Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, United Kingdom, Ireland, Turkey, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and USA.
Saica Group has four business areas: production of recycled paper for corrugated board (Saica Paper), waste management and environmental services (Saica Natur), production of corrugated packaging (Saica Pack) and flexible packaging (Saica Flex). The turnover of the multinational is nearly 3.566 million Euros (aggregate sales, 31.12.20).