Lanaken Mill, situated on the Albert Canal in north-eastern Belgium, is an integrated mill that produces chemical, thermic and mechanical pulp (CTMP) on the basis of saw mill waste and tree prunings from durable forest maintenance. That way the mill is over 60% self-sufficient in the needs of fibre. The CTMP mill uses pre-heated wood-chips to produce a strong, rich-in-fibre pulp that is bleached with peroxide. The result is a wood containing pulp of the highest quality that is subsequently blended with purchased, chlorine-free, chemical pulp. Lanaken Mill has a unique position within Sappi Europe - it is the only integrated pulp and paper mill that produces various kinds of wood-containing and woodfree coated papers for HSWO-print (HSWO-printing: hot drying web offset).
Working at Lanaken Mill
Paper is made with dedication and experience by Sappi Lanaken on a daily basis. Paper is an every-day product, but we tend to forget that paper is a high-technology product. A lot of knowledge is needed for the production of paper, which is why our employees are given the space to learn and grow in their profession. People are the most important link in our production process, they make the difference!
Sappi Lanaken is an exciting work environment. Our production process begins with the unloading of the timber and it only ends for us when reaching a satisfied customer. Together with your colleagues you are constantly updating and optimising our products and our production process in multidisciplinary project teams. Solving problems together, realising projects together and then experiencing together the satisfaction of meeting the goals set. Only together you will succeed and that is why collaboration and collegiality are very important to us.
Within the town of Lanaken Sappi is one of the largest employers. Respectful of its surroundings Sappi Lanaken does everything to minimise the impact on the environment and neighbourhood. For example, the water used for the production process is purified in our own wastewater treatment plant, Sappi Lanaken has its own cogeneration facility, and most raw materials are delivered by ship.
Eco-effectiveness is very important for Sappi and we are proud that Sappi Lanaken and its employees respectfully deal with the environment and the surroundings.
Sappi Lanaken regularly publishes an internal magazine (Ons Papier Maggezien) that highlights activities and provides background information on various projects.
Also visit the sites of Lanaken community, PaperChainManagement, the Verening van de Belgische Fabrikanten van papierdeeg, papier en karton and the unique meeting location The Treehouse in the Belgium province Limburg.