SCA's pulp mill in Östrand, Sweden, produces chlorine-free, bleached softwood sulphate pulp, for both tissue and publication papers.
Approximately 40 percent of SCA's pulp production is used in the Group's manufacture of tissue and publication papers. The remaining pulp is sold to external customers. Östrand also produces chemical thermo mechanical pulp (CTMP).
Chlorine-free, bleached sulphate pulp is marketed under the Celeste brand. Celeste is used in a large number of applications including publication paper and tissue.
CTMP, is sold under the brand CTMP Star and CTMP Star Fluff. CTMP Star is used in production of tissue and cartonboard and is particularly suitable for liquid board. The main applications for CMTP Star Fluff are personal care products, such as incontinence products and feminine hygiene products as well as baby diapers.
A new product brand is Luna, a newly developed pulp grade with high absorption capacity.
Pulp grades based on the unique properties of Nordic fibres are being further developed to make them more competitive.