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Swiss-Based GP Cellulose Upgrades Monroeville, Alabama, Mill

GP Cellulose is investing about $80 million to expand with the addition of fluff capacity at its GP Cellulose Alabama River mill near Monroeville, Alabama.

The project is being implemented in phases and when complete in late 2023, will increase the mill's ability to produce fluff pulp. The mill operates two lines, one currently producing only paper pulp bales. This investment upgrades production by adding the ability for this line to also produce fluff pulp rolls. Fluff pulp is used in a variety of hygienic disposable products, including baby diapers, feminine hygiene, adult incontinence and airlaid nonwovens.

"This investment will enable GP Cellulose to address the increasing fluff pulp needs of our customers worldwide," said Munir Abdallah, President – GP Cellulose. "The completion of this project will add capability and flexibility to our system to meet a wider range of needs and position us to grow with our customers."

Headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, GP Cellulose operates state-of-the-art pulp mills in the southeastern United States and has sales offices strategically located in Switzerland, the United States, Uruguay, Hong Kong and Shanghai. The company offers a full range of product options from high-end graphic packaging to cellulose fluff pulp to bulk bins. Trusted brands include Golden Isles fluff and Golden Isles CO.

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