Nampak has formally opened a R500m ($65m) expansion project at its corrugated paper mill in Rosslyn, Pretoria, South Africa.

Built on a greenfield site adjacent to the existing paper mill, the expansion is one of Nampak’s largest capital projects to date.

Nampak said the new paper mill was aimed at making its corrugated business self-sufficient in terms of its supply of waste-based packaging grades of paper.

The new mill will enable Nampak to process over 150,000t of waste paper per year at full capacity, producing more than 140,000t of paper for use in corrugated boxes and containers.

According to the company, the new mill is expected to strengthen the company’s position through increased capacity of waste-paper collection and recycling.