UTAH COMPANY TO BUILD A 21-CENTURY PAPERMAKING PLANT

Crossroads-Paper-Mill-Utah

At a news conference today, plans for a new business, Crossroads Paper, will be announced to
civic leaders, local recycling industry stakeholders, news reporters and the public. Company
leaders say that Crossroads Paper will use 21st-century technology to turn used cardboard
boxes and residential mixed paper into new paper. Output from the plant will then be used to
make new boxes for manufacturers, farmers and e-commerce companies.
 
Utah has never had a papermaking operation or a recycled paper mill like this one.  Because
used cardboard boxes are the main source of raw material, no trees will be used to make paper
at this modern facility.
 
Utah Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox and Val Hale, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of
Economic Development, will take part.
The project will keep waste materials out of landfills, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and
provide consumers and cities a beneficial way to recycle wastepaper. 
 
The machinery to be installed at the facility will come from a world leader in this type
of specialized papermaking equipment, Valmet Inc. of Finland.
 
Construction of the mill, including an on-site water treatment facility, will begin later this year
and is anticipated to be completed in 2022.


For more information go to www.crossroadspaper.com.

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Crossroads Paper

Crossroads Paper

Papermaking plays an important role in our modern economy. With historical roots in China, Egypt and Europe, early American papermaking began with linen mills in the Northeast and then developed in the hardwood forests of Appalachia and the pine forests of the South. Eventually, paper production reached the Northwest, where it relied primarily on timber harvested from the Cascades.

Many traditional paper mills require on-site pulping and bleaching, which can require significant chemical inputs. By limiting production to recycled materials and adding on-site water treatment, Crossroads Paper will dramatically reduce chemical usage and water emissions. The result will be a much cleaner process that will not emit unpleasant odors.

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