29 July 2021. BillerudKorsnäs is in a process with the aim of divesting the paper mill in Beetham, UK. The process is ongoing and no binding agreement to divest the mill has yet been entered into. Since BillerudKorsnäs’ machine glazed (MG) paper business has primarily been focused in Skärblacka, the strategic importance of Beetham to the rest of the group has been reduced.
Beetham produces kraft paper for packaging of medical equipment, food packaging and other types of industrial applications and has a capacity of around 45,000 tonnes per year. In 2020, the facility had sales of around SEK 480 million.
BillerudKorsnäs is one of the leading manufacturers of packaging paper made from virgin fibers.