Sappi and Borregaard announce 20,000 tonnes capacity expansion

Investment by Lignotech is estimated at R105m.

* Borregaard (Norway) and Sappi (South Africa) announce 20,000 tonnes capacity expansion at Lignin joint venture in South Africa

* Borregaard and Sappi will increase Lignin production capacity by 20,000 tonnes at Lignotech South Africa.

* Added volume will be marketed to joint venture company’s existing applications and geographical markets

* Project is expected to be completed in 2017.

* Investment by Lignotech is estimated at R105 million (approx. US$ 8.5 million)

* New investment will increase installed capacity to approximately 180,000 metric tonnes dry substance per year

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