Tag Archives: DS Smith

Voith to rebuild PM 4 at DS Smith mill in Portugal

DS Smith has commissioned Voith to rebuild its PM 4 at the company’s Viana site in Northern Portugal. Producing around of 400,000 tons of kraftliner and high-performance top kraftliner per year, the mill is a market leader in Southern Europe. The extensive rebuild will increase production and improve overall efficiency. Production will expand to around […]

DS Smith and E.ON unveil combined heat and power plant

DS Smith and energy provider E.ON unveiled a new state-of-the-art combined heat and power (CHP) plant at DS Smith’s paper mill in Kent, the largest mill for recycled papers in the UK. Work on the CHP plant began in 2019 with E.ON financing, building and operating the plant. The new CHP plant, which produced its […]

Valmet to supply a new container board making line to DS Smith in Italy

Valmet will supply a new container board machine with extensive packages of automation, services, and industrial internet applications to DS Smith Paper Italia S.r.l at their Porcari (Lucca) site in Italy. The start-up of the machine is scheduled for middle of 2025. The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2022. […]

DS Smith appoints new Managing Directors for recycling and paper in Europe

Michael Orye joins the company as Managing Director for European Recycling and Rogier Gerritsen transitions into new role as Managing Director of Paper in Europe Orye has extensive experience from the packaging industry and a track record in promoting a circular way of working, joining DS Smith from the food packaging business Faerch AS, where […]

DS Smith Zărnești Paper Mill expands online monitoring system on PM1

Following the successful implementation of a major condition monitoring project’s first stage in the summer of 2021, Romanian paper mill DS Smith Paper Zărnești announced an expansion of the project. After the completion of two more project stages, the Intellinova Parallel EN online system will fully cover all rolls in the dryer section of the […]

ABB selected by DS Smith to upgrade Kemsley Mill in the UK

ABB has been awarded a new contract by long-term customer, sustainable packaging company DS Smith, to fulfil a vision of highly automated, connected, and secure operations at their Kemsley Mill in the UK. The Kent mill is the second largest recovered fiber-based paper operation in Europe, boasting an annual production capacity of over 840,000 tons. […]

Cellulose Valley, a new chair in industrial excellence

A new industrial excellence chair has been signed in the framework of the Grenoble INP Foundation. Dedicated to cellulose, the chair is held by Julien Bras, teacher at Grenoble INP – Pagora, UGA, and researcher at LGP2*. When it comes to cellulose, Julien Bras knows a thing or two! A graduate of ENSIACET, the chemical engineering school at Toulouse […]

DS Smith partners with Trimble to drive digitalization at its paper mills

Following a successful trial, DS Smith has adopted Trimble’s powerful data mining platform, Wedge, at a paper mill in Kemsley in Kent – the largest mill for recycled papers in the UK. The online system, Wedge, has helped the Kemsley mill deliver a more consistent and higher-performing production process and ultimately an improved product through its […]

Dueñas Paper Mill implements advanced equipment for the reduction of defects

DS Smith Spain SA has carried out the project presented to the direct line of innovation called “Implementation of advanced equipment for the reduction of defects in the final and intermediate product”. Being this subsidy co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER) through the Operational Program of R&D&I by and for the benefit of […]

DS Smith invests £100 million in two new packaging facilities in Poland and Italy

DS Smith has announced a £100 million of combined investment in two new packaging sites in Italy and Poland in response to increased customer demand. The investment follows significant growth over the past three years and supports our ambitious plans for further organic growth. With the sustainable paper-based packaging market expected to grow significantly as […]