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Baling Gets a Boost at Smurfit Kappa Recyling

Smurfit Kappa Recycling customers can recycle even more with the
installation of a new £500,000 Bollegraaf HBC-120S at the paper reprocessor’s
Nottingham depot.

The powerful Bollegraff HBC-120S enables Smurfit Kappa Recycling to obtain
environmental benefits and efficiencies. More material can be baled in a
shorter time. The density of the bales is greater. This provides efficiency
gains in handling, storage and transportation of the material to the
company’s paper mills in Blackburn and Kent.

Materials which were traditionally difficult to bale such as tri-wall
cardboard can now be handled there, thanks to the new baler’s pre-shredding
unit. Further benefits are offered by the incorporation of a pre-press flap
which requires less maintenance than a traditional shearing mechanism and
results in more uniform bales that are easier to stack and transport. The
baler also features an advanced safety system and touch screen technology.

"At Smurfit Kappa Recycling we are always looking for ways to improve
environmental performance and customer service. This new baler has made our
processing times quicker and given us greater capacity and flexibility to
help businesses and councils in the region to recycle all kinds of
material," said Gary Grant, UK operations manager.

Smurfit Kappa Recycling’s Nottingham depot recently received certification
to BS EN ISO14001, the internationally-recognised Environmental Management
System Standard, and OHSAS18001, the Occupational Health and Safety
Management System Standard following an independent audit by AJA Registrars.

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