We produce white or brown packaging paper for consumer and transport packaging, largely based on fresh wood fibre.
An increasingly large share of value-added products are manufactured at the mill. Munksund paper mill is a well-invested mill of which we are proud. In 2013, major investments were made in increased kraftliner capacity and improved quality properties of our products.
- Production 410,000 tonnes of paper
- Employees approximately 300
Out of spruce, pine and birch from sustainably managed forests in Northern Sweden, we produce kraft pulp, the most important raw material for our products. The slow growth of the forests results in exceptionally long, strong and high-quality fiber, which lends our products unique qualities.
Most of our production comprises fresh fiber-based liner, Kraftliner, which is based on kraft pulp made from pulp wood and chips from the forests of Northern Sweden.
The wood is debarked and chopped into chips. The bark is saved and used as fuel. The chips are boiled into kraft pulp and are then transported to the paper mill, where the pulp is pumped into one end of the paper machine. The water is removed by draining, pressing and drying. The finished paper is loaded onto the railway and driven to SCA's terminal in Holmsund for onward transport to the customer.
Access to long and strong Nordic fresh fiber enables products of high quality and environmental performance. The products' carbon footprint has declined 30% over a ten-year period. This reduction was achieved through investments that focused on improved product quality and reduced environmental impact and by replacing fossil fuels with biofuels. One example is the new lime kiln, fired with pellets instead of oil, which was installed in 2014.
We have certified management systems for occupational health and safety, the external environment, energy and quality, and are also FSC® and PEFC™ certified. We use biofuel instead of oil and about half of the electricity we use, we generate ourselves.