Domtar (Fort Mill, S.C.) is converting the paper machine at its Kingsport, Tenn., facility to produce 100% recycled linerboard.
The machine will have the capacity to produce and market about 600,000 tons of linerboard and medium annually, the company announced. It expects to complete the up-to-$350 million project in the first quarter of 2023.
“Repurposing the Kingsport mill provides Domtar with the best strategic entry point into a growing market,” John D. Williams, Domtar’s president and CEO, says in a press release. He notes that “the mill is less than a day’s drive from over 60 customers representing an addressable 3.9 million tons of annual containerboard demand.” The 104-year-old mill, which previously produced uncoated freesheet paper, has been idle since April. Visit newsroom.domtar.com