Smurfit Kappa Factory

Project information

Building: Smurfit Kappa cardboard factory

Location: Fishergate, UK

Contractor: GRS Mechanical

Project Completion: January 2016

Geberit Know-How

Geberit Mapress Stainless Steel

Smurfit Kappa, the leading global packaging manufacturer, supplies a range of cardboard-based products, including packaging for the retail, food, postal and industrial sectors. Its factory in Fishersgate required new piping to transport liquid glue (a galvanised starch line), used to bond corrugated cardboard together; Smurfit Kappa’s primary product.

The replacement galvanised starch line needed air driven pumps, tappings and the ability to be cleaned with warm water after production so it remains functional. GRS Mechanical removed the majority of the existing 2” galvanised steel pipework, which had become clogged with glue, replacing it with 54mm Geberit Mapress Stainless Steel.