Tag Archives: Sweden wood for paper

Andritz to rebuild Holmen paper machine for flexible production of book and packaging paper

Andritz will rebuild a paper machine at Holmen Paper’s Braviken mill in Sweden to provide maximum production flexibility. Start-up is planned for autumn 2024. This order follows Holmen Paper’s recent successful entry into the packaging market with an innovative lightweight corrugated board product. The rebuild of PM52 will enable Holmen Paper to increase the production […]

Stora Enso Announces Restructuring Measures, Including Closures and Employee Cuts

Stora Enso is planning to restructure actions to strengthen the Group’s long-term competitiveness, improve profitability and focus capital allocation in strategic growth markets. Stora Enso is also taking the next step in driving a decentralised operating model targeting increased customer centricity, business focus and cost reductions. The planned restructuring actions, combined with previously initiated negotiations […]

Ahlstrom’s Aspa mill invests in new inspection system

Valmet will supply a Valmet IQ Web Inspection System for pulp dirt count to Ahlstrom’s Aspa mill in Sweden. The dirt measurement will cover the full width of production. The target is to improve the line efficiency of pulp drying and to achieve high quality of the pulp. The order was included in Valmet’s orders […]

Norske Skog Skogn invests NOK 180 million ($18.2 million) in new pulp production line

Norske Skog Skogn will invest around NOK 180 million ($18.2 million), after NOK 40-50 million ($4-5 million) in grant funding from the NOx fund, in a new thermomechanical production line (TMP) that will replace expensive recycled paper with fresh fiber. The new TMP line will reduce variable costs, significantly reduce NOx and fossil CO2 emissions, and […]

Domsjö Fabriker to increase price for Domsjö Cellulose with $75 in China

Domsjö Fabriker AB in Sweden increases the price of Domsjö Cellulose (softwood dissolving) by USD 75 effective January 20, 2023 until further notice. After a period where prices on dissolving cellulose have been under pressure, we are now starting to see positive signs and recovery, both in the fiber market as well as on a […]

SCA Acquires Wind Farm with 36 Turbines in Piteå, Sweden

SCA has acquired its first wind farm with the purchase of 36 wind turbines in Markbygden in Piteå municipality, northern Sweden. The acquisition is in line with the company’s previously stated goal of becoming one of the Sweden’s leading providers of fossil-free electricity generated by wind power. Twenty percent of Sweden’s installed wind power capacity […]

Michigan Strategic Fund Approves Support for Billerud’s Escanaba Mill Transformation Project

Billerud U.S. Production Holding LLC is a subsidiary of Billerud, a leading paper and packaging provider headquartered in Sweden. The company has about 5,800 employees worldwide, with more than 1,200 employees in Michigan. Earlier this year, Billerud acquired Ohio-based Verso Corporation, a leading producer of coated paper in North America as part of its global […]

SCA to Establish New Renewable Energy Reporting Segment

SCA said that it will introduce a new reporting segment — Renewable Energy — from January 1, 2023. The decision is in line with SCA’s stated ambition to grow and realize business opportunities in the renewable energy sector. SCA is one of Europe’s leading renewable energy producers. Twenty per cent of Sweden’s wind power capacity […]

Sawlog and pulpwood prices in Sweden increased in Q2 2022

The roundwood prices on delivery timber increased for both sawlog and pulpwood in Sweden during the second quarter of 2022 in comparison to the first quarter of 2022,  according to the Swedish Forest Agency. The sawlog price increased by 3 percent and pulpwood by almost 9 percent.   Regionally, the greatest increase in sawlog prices was […]