Breaking Grounds: Newsprint Producer Transforms into Packaging Giant

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In a strategic shift that underscores changing industry dynamics, Norske Skog, Golbey a well-known newsprint producer, has been quietly diversifying its operations.

Over the last two years, the company has embarked on a transformational journey, repurposing a significant portion of its mill to enter the recycled packaging market.

To keep stakeholders informed about these developments, the company has adopted an innovative approach. Every quarter, they release a video showcasing their evolving facilities. This video provides a behind-the-scenes look, featuring timelapse footage, before-and-after photos, aerial views, and exclusive glimpses into previously restricted areas.

A peek into the latest video reveals several key updates, reflecting the company's commitment to excellence in the packaging sector:

1. Enhanced Facilities:** New buildings are being constructed to accommodate visitors and truck drivers, emphasizing the company's dedication to building strong partnerships.

2. Modern Infrastructure:** The containerboard warehouse is swiftly taking shape, with loading bays near completion. This infrastructure will support the company's packaging endeavors with efficiency.

3. Pulp Production Improvement:** The pulp production lines, the core of the operation, are undergoing vital upgrades to ensure raw materials meet high-quality standards, guaranteeing top-tier final products.

4. Technological Advancements:** A significant 80% of paper machine #1 has been revamped, showcasing the company's embrace of cutting-edge technology.

5. Sustainability Initiatives:** A second biogas production unit has been established to reduce the company's environmental impact. This move underscores their commitment to sustainable practices and renewable energy sources.

6. Responsible Waste Management:** The wastewater treatment plant has been upgraded to adhere to environmental regulations and promote eco-friendly practices.

The company's expansion into packaging demonstrates a bold move towards a more diversified and sustainable future. By offering stakeholders exclusive insights into this transformation, Norske Skog, Golbey is not only setting industry standards but also involving its audience in this evolutionary process.

About Norske Skog
Norske Skog is a world leading producer of publication paper with strong market positions and customer relations in Europe and Australasia. The Norske Skog Group operates four mills in Europe, which produce publication paper, recycled packaging paper, energy and bioproducts. In addition, the Group operates one paper mill in Australia. Norske Skog aims to further diversify its operations and continue its transformation into a growing and high-margin business through a range of promising energy and bio product development projects. The Group has approximately 2 100 employees, is headquartered in Norway and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker NSKOG.