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Packaging Corporation of America Mill to Add OCC Line

The company will add 350,000 tons per year of old corrugated cardboard pulping capacity at its Wallula, Wash., mill.

Lake Forest, Ill.-based Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) is adding an old corrugated cardboard (OCC) pulping line to its Wallula, Wash., mill. This new addition is in response to customer demand, feedstock availability and cost savings, according to a Resource Recycling report.

PCA will source 1,000 tons per day of OCC from regional external suppliers, and with this new line, the company will add 350,000 tons per year of OCC pulping capacity at its mill, which currently produces predominantly virgin linerboard and medium.

Resource Recycling has more:

Packaging Corporation of America will begin consuming OCC at a mill in the Pacific Northwest, citing customer demand, feedstock availability and cost savings.

The Lake Forest, Ill.-headquartered paper company will add 350,000 tons per year of OCC pulping capacity at its Wallula, Wash. mill, which currently produces predominantly virgin linerboard and medium, materials used in containerboard production.

The OCC project was approved at the company’s board of directors meeting in August and announced during an Oct. 24 earnings call. A transcript of the call was also published by Seeking Alpha.

“We’ve identified our sources and we expect to have that project on-line by the latter part of next year,” said Mark Kowlzan, CEO of Packaging Corporation of America (PCA), on the call.

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