The investment will affect the woodroom, where the pulpwood is debarked, and the pulpmill. The project will be finished and in operation in May 2019.

"This is an important step in our development towards more value-added products in Munksund papermill", says Mats Nordlander, President Business Area Paper. "The demand is increasing for white kraftliner with excellent printing properties. Through this investment we increase the production of high-value products in Munksund and we can optimize the production of kraftliner in the Obbola papermill. Thereby we improve the competitiveness of both mills."

The woodroom in Munksund is today debarking softwood and hardwood pulpwood in batches. Through the investment the flow of softwood is separated from the flow of hardwood and debarking can be carried out with higher quality and less noice.

The mill's capacity to produce hardwood pulp will be increased through a number of measures. The mill's use of softwood will be reduced, while the use of hardwood will increase.

The investment does not affect the number of employees.

For further information, please contact:

Björn Lyngfelt,
Senior Vice President,
Group Communications,
tel: +46 60 19 34 98

Mats Nordlander,
President Business Area Paper,
tel: +46 60 19 32 01

Jens Riglert,
Mill Manager Munksund Papermill,
tel: +46 911 983 34

 

The core of SCA's business is the forest, 2.6 million hectares in northern Sweden. Around this unique resource, we have built a well-developed value chain based on renewable raw material from our own and others' forests. We offer paper for packaging and print, pulp, wood products, renewable energy, services for forest owners and efficient transport solutions. In 2016, the forest products company SCA had approximately 4,000 employees and sales amounted to approximately SEK 15.4 bn (EUR 1.6 bn). SCA was founded in 1929 and has its headquarters in Sundsvall, Sweden. More information at www.sca.com