Mpact Paper supplies the southern African containerboard and cartonboard market with a variety of value-added products. Approximately 20% to 40% of the containerboard manufactured by Mpact is consumed internally in our production of corrugated board and the remaining portion is sold to other producers of corrugated packaging products.
In addition, we sell Baywhite™ ProVantage, a premium quality white-top kraftliner produced by Mondi Limited, for which we have exclusive distribution right in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.
Our three mills are located in Felixton (KwaZulu-Natal), Piet Retief (Mpumalanga) and Springs (Gauteng), and all carry ISO 14001 and ISO 9000 certification. All three mills carry Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) mixed-source accreditation. This emphasises the responsible management of raw materials throughout the lifecycle of our products, ensuring the re-use of fibre-based raw materials and preventing waste paper from entering landfill sites. In line with this, virgin pulp used in our white-lined products is also sourced from FSC accredited mills.
Our products manufactured for use in food packaging are certified as suitable for food packaging applications as they meet the limits set out various international standards. Our products can be used safely in various industrial packaging applications. Products used in food contact applications regularly undergo third-party compliance testing and meet the requirements for heavy metals and other chemical contaminants.
High-performance corrugated packaging papers for the agricultural and commercial sectors are primarily produced at the Felixton and Piet Retief mills. The downstream corrugated packaging – printed and converted by Mpact Corrugated – demands superior compression strength to ensure protection of goods in transit and high-quality flexographic print requirements to meet growing demand for Retail Ready Packaging (RRP). Such needs are met by corrugating paper brands such as HiPact Liner, mpactTest, Bayflute, Bayflute Aqua and Bayplex.
At the Springs mill – which has a production capacity of 137 000 tonnes per annum – production focuses on white-lined coated cartonboard, laminated board, boards for industrial applications and speciality coated boards, mainly using recycled fibre from Mpact Recycling. These products are used in a variety of applications, including food and industrial packaging as well as other industrial applications such as ceiling board.