23/11/2017 | Packaging

Expansion at Mondi Simet plant paves way for heavy-duty corrugated packaging in Poland

In January 2017, international packaging and paper producer Mondi announced the expansion of its heavy-duty corrugated capabilities at the Mondi Simet plant near Poznań/Poland. The technological upgrade included the installation of a state-of-the-art 2.8 m corrugator with three single facers. The in-house production of double wall board is fully productive, and the production of heavy-duty triple wall board is ramping up according to plan with an expected production start in the first quarter of 2018.

Following the start-up of the corrugator in August, the installation of all converting equipment is now complete as well. The new plant layout and expanded production space allow for an excellent process flow. The expanded plant will have quadrupled its capacity and tripled its production space, making Mondi Simet a major hub at the forefront of corrugated packaging in the Poznań region and beyond.

As part of the upgrade at the Simet plant, Mondi also installed a 2.4 m box maker with a stitcher for heavy-duty conversions, enabling short production runs with boards of up to 6 m in length, as well as a rotary die cutter for high-impact retail and shelf-ready packaging.