SEKA Balıkesir Paper Factory, which started its activities in 1981 to produce domestic newspapers and book paper, was transformed into a joint stock company in 1997 within the scope of privatization, and in 2003 it was included within Albayrak Group.
After joining the group, modernization works are started and a paper production machine with a capacity of 174,000 tons / year was purchased from Holmen Paper Madrid S.L. The machine was disassembled in the first quarter of 2013 and installed in Balıkesir SEKA facility with a capacity target of 400,000 tons / year. Completed, the facility was completed in mid-2019 with a trial production by Varaka Kâğıt Sanayi A.Ş. as it started its activities with.
The facility, which was established on an area of 1,265,000 square meters near Paşaköy, on the Balıkesir-Bigadiç highway, has a closed area of 110,000 square meters. The headquarters of the company is in Istanbul.
The products produced and planned to be produced in Varaka Paper facilities are as follows: Fluting, Testliner (Brown), Testliner (White), Testliner (White Coated), Kraft (Imitation), Kraft, Gray Cardboard, Bag Paper.
High-tech Automation Control System (DCS) and Quality Control Systems (QCS) are used at every stage of production in order to increase productivity and quality and to ensure continuity in the product quality.
Varaka Paper, which is environment friendly, uses 100% waste paper as a raw material for its production, while ensuring the recycling of paper and packaging wastes to the economy, it also contributes to environmental cleanliness by using waste. In addition, it prevents the use of trees for paper production and prevents the cutting of thousands of trees.
In the cogeneration facility it owns, the fuel provided by the country’s resources is burned and steam is produced, while, the electricity requirement of the facility is produced with the steam turbine, then it brings environmentalism to the force by using energy resources correctly and efficiently.
Waste water from the process is treated in a treatment facility consisting of physical, chemical and biological treatment units with a capacity of 9400 m3 / day, and discharged by creating a wastewater below the discharge criteria. At the same time, it minimizes water consumption by using some of the treated water in its own process.